Bell's Colonial Library

    H. G. Wells. Group of Four Bell's Indian & Colonial Library Edition Books. Published in London and Bombay by George Bell and Sons. Publisher's bindings in original wrappers, three of which are uniformly printed. Includes: Tales of Time and Space. 1899. "With the Publisher's Complements" embossed stamp on the title page. [vi], 358, [2, blank], [16, publisher's catalog, dated August 1899] pages. Front wrapper dampstained and soiled, wrappers splitting at joints, spine slightly rolled with some creases, some over-opening throughout. Good. [and:] When the Sleeper Wakes. 1900. [vi], 329, [3, blank], [16, publisher's catalog, dated November 1899] pages. Frontispiece. Wrappers lightly soiled, small stain to front wrapper, some over-opening throughout. Very good. [and:] The First Men in the Moon. 1901. No. 410. vi, 342, [2, blank], [16, publisher's catalog, dated November 1900] pages. Inside wrapper covers and endpapers printed as publisher's catalog. "With Geo. Robertson and Co's Compliments" rubber stamped to title page. Wrappers lightly soiled, margins and backstrip slightly darkened, spine ends lightly chipped, occasionally over-opened. Very good. [and:] The War in the Air. And Particularly How Mr. Bert Smallways Fared While it Lasted. 1908. No. 825. Review copy with slip tipped in. Inside wrapper covers and endpapers printed with publisher's catalog. [viii], 389, [1, printer's imprint], 8 [publisher's catalog],16 [publisher's catalog, dated November 1908] pages. Frontispiece and fifteen addition plates illustrated by A. C. Michael. Spine slightly rolled, backstrip faded, page edges foxed. Very good.
    From the Larry McMurtry Collection of H. G. Wells, with McMurtry's bookplate.

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