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    The Rare First Edition in Wrappers

    H. G. Wells. The Time Machine. London: Heinemann, 1895. First edition in wrappers, issued simultaneously with the first cloth edition. Twelvemo. 151 pages. Publisher's pale blue wrappers. Rebacked with a small portion of original backstrip laid down. Corners and bottom edge of front cover renewed. Staining to front, fading out at page 7, text unaffected. A few leaves with lightly ruffled corners. Owner's name stamped to front cover and some front and rear prelims. Faint bookseller stamp to bottom margin of front cover. Held in a custom wooden clam-shell box with velvet lining and a morocco label to front. A very good example of the scarce wrappers issue.

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    April, 2013
    10th Wednesday
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