DescriptionH.G. Wells. The Time Machine, An Invention. London: William Heinemann, 1895.
First edition, first issue. Twelvemo. 152 pages with 16 pages of ads at rear.
Oatmeal buckram with plum printing on covers and spine; sphinx on recto cover, emblematic device on verso. Minor wear and soiling to covers. Spine is moderately age toned/soiled. Endleaves show typical light foxing; interior leaves reveal creamy age toning and are in fine condition. One of the most important and influential works in the science fiction genre. Overall, a very desirable copy of Wells' second and most famous novel. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.
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