New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1967. Mozley, Charles. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 351 of 1500, quarto size, 186 pp., signed by Charles Mozley, with LEC Monthly Newsletter and Announcement. Fine / very good +. Item #19062602
A seminal work by H. G. Wells (1866-1946), "The Invisible Man" demonstrates Wells' prodigious capabilities in the field of science fiction; like his novels such as "The Time Machine" and "The War of the Worlds", Wells explores a world in which, though fantastic things are realised through science, these discoveries can have devastating consequences to the characters and the landscape they inhabit.
This publication by the Limited Editions Club is illustrated by Charles Mozley (1914-1991), a British artist who produced numerous book illustrations and posters; his lithographs here have dynamic line work conveying the ominous nature of the text, and the desperation and confusion of the characters.
___DESCRIPTION: Full magenta buckram, burgundy cloth spine label with gilt lettering and decorative border, top edge stained magenta, endpapers with three-colour lithographs by Charles Mozley, title page in black with blind-embossed lettering and ornaments (so the word "invisible" truly appears - invisible), line drawings in black and colour lithographs by Mozley throughout; monotype Bell, Curtis rag paper, quarto size (11.5" by 7.75"), pagination: [i-xii] xiii-xvii [xviii-xx]  2-164  [1 colophon], one of 1500 copies, this number 351, signed by Charles Mozley on the colophon. With the announcement, one sheet, and LEC Monthly Newsletter, one sheet folded once to make four pages, with a horizontal crease for mailing. In a glassine wrapper, housed in a slipcase covered in magenta cloth.
___CONDITION: Volume is fine, with clean boards, straight corners with no rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new. The announcement and Monthly Newsletter are near fine, clean, without wear, with light toning to each. The glassine wrapper is very good plus, clean, with light edge wear, small chips to the corners and slight loss to the head and tail of the spine, with a one-inch loss from the centre of the spine. The slipcase is fine, strong and sturdy, clean, without wear.
___CITATION: LEC Bibliography no. 395.
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