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    A True First Edition

    H. G. Wells. The First Men in the Moon. Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, [1901]. First state of the true first edition, preceding the George Newnes with minor textual variations. Octavo. [x], 312 pages. Frontispiece and eleven additional illustrations by E. Hering inserted throughout. Publisher's dark blue cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt and blind. Covers rubbed with light scuff marks to fore edge of rear board, spine faintly sunned, spine ends and corners gently bumped, front hinge starting. Very good. Currey, 418. From the Larry McMurtry Collection of H. G. Wells, with McMurtry's bookplate.

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    April, 2015
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