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    H[erbert] G[eorge] Wells. Tales of Space and Time. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899. First U.S. edition, probable first binding. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-358 [Note: First signature is eight leaves of which first and second are used as front paste-down and front free endpaper; the title leaf, a singleton, which is not part of this gathering, is tipped onto the contents leaf], original decorated maroon cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. A bright, near fine copy. A lovely copy of this book.

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    First appearance of five fantasies: "The Crystal Egg" and "The Star," two minor SF classics, "A Story of the Stone Age," "A Story of the Days to Come," and "The Man Who Could Work Miracles." Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 47. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1678. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2334. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 25. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 227. Locke, Voyages in Space 209. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 120. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1967-72. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 78. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15079.



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