THE AUTOCRACY OF MR. PARHAM. H. G. Wells.

THE AUTOCRACY OF MR. PARHAM.

His Remarkable Adventures in this Changing World. London: William Heinemann, (1930). Original red cloth, with dust jacket.

First English Edition (according to Smith, Doran's U. S. edition came out first). This is a tale about an Oxford don who nods off during a seance and dreams he has become a world leader.~He is unfit for leadership, however, and a terrible war breaks out between England and America, fought in the midst of the North Atlantic. The work is a nice study of reaction under pressure, and the failure of contemporary education to prepare anyone for that pressure. [D. Smith]~The work is illustrated with ten double-page caricatures by David Low (contemporary figures such as Churchill and Mussolini are quite apparent). This is a fine copy; the wraparound-pictorial dust jacket by Low is near-fine (light soil and edge-wear). Hammond B15; Wells Soc. 109. Housed in an open-backed case. Item #11755

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