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    Two Early Romances and an Anthology of Shorts

    H. G. Wells. Group of Three Harper & Brothers Published Books. Each book published in New York by Harper & Brothers Publishers. One first U. S. edition and two early reprint editions. Three octavo volumes. Publisher's uniform green cloth, spines and front boards lettered in gilt, front boards framed in black with illustrated decoration. Includes: The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance. 1898. vi, 279, [1, printer's device], [2, blank] pages. Bottom edges rubbed, top edge slightly dust-soiled, very gentle spine lean, faint offsetting to endpapers. Very good. [and:] Thirty Strange Stories. 1899. [viii], 504 pages. Spine faintly dulled, spine ends and bottom edge rubbed, corners bumped, rear hinge starting. Very good. [and:] When the Sleeper Wakes. 1899. First U. S. edition. [2], [vi], 329, [1, blank], [6, advertisements]. Frontispiece and fourteen additional illustrated plates inserted throughout. Backstrip darkened, very gentle spine lean, glue residue to rear pastedown. Very good.
    From the Larry McMurtry Collection of H. G. Wells, with McMurtry's bookplate.


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