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    The Goldstone Copy of H. G. Wells' The Time Machine

    H. G. Wells. The Time Machine, An Invention. London: William Heinemann, 1895. First edition, later issue, no statement of printing on the copyright page, [32] page publisher's catalog bound at rear with The Lane That Had No Turning at the head. Twelvemo. 151 pages. Publisher's full tan cloth with the covers and spine stamped in purple. Cloth is bright with mild toning along spine, slightly dulling titles, and a small area of staining to the upper corner of the rear board, not affecting internals. A few tiny spots of abrading to fore-edge of front board and spine slightly leaning. All edges untrimmed. Bookplate of noted collector and bibliographer Adrian Homer Goldstone affixed to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. A lovely copy from a distinguished collection, in near fine condition. Currey indicates that 10,000 copies of Wells' book were originally printed and bound in small numbers in both wraps and hardcover editions. Apparently other copies were bound as and when needed. This probably accounts for later variant publisher's catalog present in the volume offered. Currey, page 525.

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    October, 2013
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