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    H. G. Wells. When the Sleeper Wakes. With Illustrations. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1899.

    Octavo. 328 [329] pages. [6, publisher's ads in the rear]. Fifteen inserted illustrations, including the frontispiece.

    Publisher's green cloth covers with illustration in blue, white, and dark green stamped onto the front cover. Spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Corners and spine head and foot slightly bumped, minor sunning and rubbing to spine, previous owner's inscription on front pastedown endpapers. Altogether a very good copy.

    Wells (September 21, 1866 - August 13, 1946) is best known for such works as The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, and The Island of Doctor Moreau. In this dystopian novel the main character awakes in London after sleeping for 203 years as the richest man in the world.


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