The Science of Life
Wells, H.G.; Julian Huxley; G.P. Wells. The Science of Life (signed)
Garden City NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. Hardback 8vo; four volumes; first edition; number 648 of an edition limited to 750 copies. 1514 pp. Publisher's blue boards with gilt rule and gilt signature of H. G. Wells to front board. Spines in blue cloth with paper title labels. Gilt top edges. Color frontispiece to each volume; numerous half-tone plates and text illustrations. Signed on limitation page of volume 1 by all three authors. Condition: Very Good; spotting to spines; toning of title labels with some loss to margins; minor bumping and rubbing to extremities; boards scuffed; slight spotting to page edges; text clean; bindings tight. $1,200
A popular overview of the major aspects of biology co-authored by H. G. Wells, the influential social critic and science fiction writer (The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds); his son G. P. Wells, a prominent zoologist; and Julian Huxley, an eminent biologist who was the grandson of T. H. Huxley (known as “Darwin’s Bulldog” for his advocacy of the theory of evolution) and brother of Aldous Huxley (author of Brave New World).