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Bealby: a holiday by H. G. Wells || Red Edition 1915

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  • Vintage from the 1910s
  • Dispatches from a small business in

    Australia

This edition of Bealby: a holiday by H. G. Wells was published by Methuen in 1915.


The Details:
This copy is fair condition. Foxing to end pages and cut ends of text block. Slight paper peeling along hinge on front end page. Text block is solid and unmarked but tanned. Back of the boards has ages stains. Well protected now in mylar.

This copy says: "First published in 1915" on copyright page. Four page ads at rear dated Spring, 1915. Followed by a second 31-page catalog dated 25/11/14. Bound in red cloth. This could be a later binding to the blue covered first edition pages. No dust cover.

The Story:
Bealby is a young boy who is absolutely determined not to accept his lot in life as a servant. However, despite having thrown tantrums and argued with his mother about his future he has not been able to change his fate. He reluctantly leaves his home for Shonts, a big country house, to work as a steward's boy. What he hasn't anticipated, however, are the guests that are arriving for the weekend at the big house, or for the arrival of the eccentric but captivating Lord Chancellor. What follows is an adventure that Bealby will not soon forget. (goodreads)

The Author:
H. G. Wells was also a journalist, sociologist and historian and wrote over a hundred books, about fifty of them novels. First published in 1915, Bealby was originally entitled Bealby: A Holiday.

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judy Dyson 28 Jun, 2022

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I ordered this book for a birthday present but wasn’t going to be home for the initial delivery date. I contacted Marianne, who kindly offered to hold off on posting the book until I was home. When the book arrived it was also lovingly wrapped which was an unexpected surprise and much appreciated. Not only a vintage book to enjoy but a lovely experience as well. Thanks again.

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Thanks for your lovely review, Vicki!

Vicki Ludwig 04 Dec, 2022

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Dee Blankenship 23 Oct, 2022

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Listed on 01 Dec, 2022