San Francisco: Arion Press, 2008. Octavo. 330pp. One of 300 copies. Illustrated by Stan Washburn utilizing etchings on film which are then transferred to polymer plates. A fine edition of Wells' under-appreciated novel about a fictional patent medicine, loosely based on perhaps one of the most successful such elixirs of all time: Coca-Cola. Interleaved throughout are "advertisements" created by Andrew Hoyem and Ray Folger and set in various period typefaces. Includes the pamphlet reprint of Edward Mendelson's notes for the Penguin Classics edition of 2005, as well as the prospectus. Extremely fine in maroon cloth with paper labels on cover and spine. Housed in publisher's slipcase. Item #28422
(Arion Bibliography 82).