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    [H. G. Wells]. The Time Machine. An Invention. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1895. First edition, with the author's name printed "H. S. Wells" on the title-page. Sixteenmo (6.125 x 3.625 inches; 156 x 92 mm.). [viii], 216, [2, blank], [6, publisher's catalog] pages. Frontispiece, initials. Original light brown buckram; spine lettered and front board stamped in purple. Top edge gilt, others rough-trimmed. Cloth toned, particularly backstrip; wear to edges and hinges; soft bumping to corners; small areas of dark staining to front board. Some toning, scuffing to edges of text block. Occasional marginal thumbsoiling throughout; chipping starting at some rough-cut page edges; evidence of dog-earing. Removed bookplate or other label from front pastedown; previous ownership signatures to front free endpaper and half-title. Very good. Currey, pp. 524-5.



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    September, 2018
    13th Thursday
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