Scènes de la Vie Future. Georges Duhamel.

America's Menace: Inscribed to H.G. Wells

Scènes de la Vie Future.

Paris: Mercure de France, 1930.

First edition, one of 1625 numbered copies (this being #1739), of a total edition of 1969. 1 vols. 8vo. America's Menace: Inscribed to H.G. Wells. Contemporary half red calf and marbled boards, with original wrappers bound in, t.e.g., by Bayntun of Bath for Sotherans. Booklabel of H.G. Wells on verso of original front wrapper. Fine Item #244878

Classic expression of a European intellectual's unease at the spread of modern, industrialized society, particularly as represented by American "civilization". Duhamel's work was translated into English as America the Menace, 1931. This copy is inscribed by Duhamel on the flyleaf to a another famous futurist who shared Duhamel's concerns about American society (e.g. in The Future in America, 1906):
"A H.G. Wells | honneur des lettres | son fidèle | G Duhamel | Juillet 30"

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