First Appearance of The War of the Worlds[H. G. Wells]. The War of the Worlds Serialized in Pearson's Magazine. London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1897.
First edition. Two octavo volumes. Volume III, January to June, 1897; Volume IV, July to December, 1897. In nine installments from April to December. 363-373, 485-496, 597-610; 108-119, 221-232, 329-339, 447-456, 558-568, 736-745 pages. With illustrations by Warwick Goble.
Original publisher's richly-decorated cloth over beveled boards. A beautiful set, in fine condition.
Wells' classic alien invasion story in its rare original form - just the way it first appeared to thrill and horrify its Victorian readers. These volumes also include several other illustrated works of fiction and non-fiction including a portion of Captains Courageous and Tomb of His Ancestors by Rudyard Kipling, and "Tales of the High Seas" by Arthur Conan Doyle.
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