London: Cassell and Company, 1916. First Edition. A novel first published serially in The Nation between May-October, 1916. A masterpiece of the wartime experience during WWI, with many scenes set in Wells's home in Essex. WELLS 60. First Impression. Octavo (19.5cm); olive gren cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt and in blind to spine and front cover; dustjacket; [viii],433,pp. Some trivial wear to crown, text edges a bit dusty with some scattered foxing, else Near Fine. In the first issue dustjacket, without price sticker to spine; light toning to spine and extremities, touch of dustiness overall, with pinpoint wear to crown and corners; Very Good+ to Near Fine.