Lot 80: H.G. WELLS Signed Photo Author: The Time Machine, The Invisible Man+ War of the Worlds
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Rare "H.G. Wells" Signed Photograph Author of "The Time Machine" "The Invisible Man" & "War of the Worlds"
H(ERBERT) G(EORGE) WELLS (1866-1946). Famous English Novelist, Historian, One of the Fathers of Science Fiction, Author of: "The Time Machine," "The Invisible Man," and "War of the Worlds."
c. 1910, Photograph Signed, "H.G. Wells," Choice Very Fine. A handsome Portrait photo of Wells facing left, nicely presented on a contemporary mount, finely signed over mount and image. Photo image size is 2.5" x 3" and mount measures to a full overall size of 4" x 6". Wells' Inscription reads: "Promised when our Gregory went to France ... Yours very sincerely, H. G. Wells." Mounting card is embossed, by its maker "S. Ward of London." A sensitive, classic fromal portrait showing a head-and-shoulders image of Wells in early middle age.