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    H. G. Wells. The Time Machine. An Invention. London: William Heinemann, 1895. First English edition, with definitive text differing from the preceding Henry Holt edition, mixed issue in Currey's second cloth binding with primary publisher's catalog headed by ad for The Manxman. Small octavo. [viii], 152 pages with sixteen-page publisher's catalog inserted at rear. Publisher's tan cloth, boards stamped in purple with spine lettered in light blue, edges untrimmed. H. G. W. ticket affixed to half title. Spine slightly darkened with light soiling and occasional rubbing, top corners bumped. Bookplate affixed to front endpaper partially covering previous owner gift inscription, faint offsetting to pastedown. Near fine. Currey, 424. Hammond B1. Wells 4. From the Larry McMurtry Collection of H. G. Wells, with McMurtry's bookplate.

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