ANTICIPATIONS OF THE REACTION OF MECHANICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS UPON HUMAN LIFE AND THOUGHT

New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1902. First American edition. 8vo. 342, (1), (4, publisher's ads) pp. The beginning of Wells's non-fiction speculation, his prophecies for the 20th century; "his foresight of the war in the air, of tanks, of the atomic bomb and 'the war of 1940' were to be remembered … his ingenious knack was to seize upon some emerging scientific fact, such as the significance of radium, and fictionally to predict results like the artificial splitting of the atom" (DNB). Fine. Original gray boards, floral endpapers, printed paper spine label, publisher's cloth dust jacket with printed paper spine label. (#6357). Item #58856

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