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    Things to Come (United Artists, 1936). Pre-War Australian Daybill (15" X 39.5"). Based on the landmark novel by H. G. Wells, this story is about the devastating effects of a World War, and the way in which it transforms society in the years, decades, and centuries that follow. After war ravages the planet, and plague decimates most of the remaining population, a group of forward thinking scientists, Wings Over the World, steps in to rebuild, eventually placing mankind on a path that will lead to the very stars themselves. With a screenplay written by Wells himself, and starring such outstanding actors as Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Raymond Massey, and Ralph Richardson, the movie is a triumph on virtually every level. Paper from this exceptional production is quite scarce and highly desirable - a one sheet sold in a recent Heritage auction for $32,862 - appealing to true science fiction fans worldwide. The rarely-seen Australian Daybill offered here, with its striking graphics, had light fold wear, and some edge chipping, including a large chip out of the bottom right border. Additionally, all of the borders have been repaired. The professional restoration applied to this piece is extremely well done, making it a piece that will be the envy of serious collectors everywhere. Fine on Linen.

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