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    H. G. Wells. The Time Machine. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1895.

    First edition of Wells's first full-length fictional work. Octavo. vii, 216 pages, plus six pages of advertisements. Frontispiece (with tissue guard detached, but complete).

    Original light brown cloth. Decorative cover. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard detached, but complete. Slightly skewed. Small bookplate on front pastedown. The publisher has identified the author as "H. S. Wells." Currey designates this as the first printing, first state. This, the American edition, preceded the British edition by about three weeks. In attractive modern chemise and full leather slipcase with gilt lettering and raised bands. Very good.

    The publisher has identified the author as 'H. S. Wells.' Currey designates this as the first printing, first state. This, the American edition, preceded the British edition by about three weeks. The Henry Holt edition of this foundation to modern science fiction is a slightly shorter variant than the Heinemann edition which came to be the definitive version. From the Frank Collection.

    Bleiler. Currey. Hammond B1. Wells 4.


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