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Russia in the Shadows by H.G. Wells 1st / 1st 1920

Russia in the Shadows by H.G. Wells 1st / 1st 1920


First UK edition published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1920. This is a very good copy with the illusive dust wrapper. The wrapper has small slithers of loss to the top and bottom of the spine and to the corners. There are 2 small tears to the front panel. The spine has browned. The price on the spine is showing as 6'- net. The book in red boards has sunning to the spine ends and the corners are lightly rubbed. The first couple of pages have a patch of browning. There are no foxing marks though to the pages or text blocks and no previous owners ink. Overall a very good copy.


The unusual and rarely found dust wrapper shows a map of Russia covered in darkness. H.G. Wells writes a series of essays about Russia after he visited there in 1914 and then again in 1920 and these were originally published in The Sunday Express as he was travelling through the country. He met with and had a long conversation with Lenin along with his friend Maxim Gorky. He describes both occasions. A scarce book in the jacket.  

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