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    The True First Edition in the First State Binding

    H. G. Wells. The First Men in the Moon. Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, [1901]. First edition. Octavo. 312 pages. Frontispiece, with tissue guard, and eleven additional illustrations by E. Hering. Publisher's blue cloth (Currey's first state A1) with gilt-stamped lettering and blind-stamped borders to front cover, gilt spine titles, the title blind-stamped to rear cover, and "Bowen Merrill" at the base of the spine. Minor rubbing to edges, corners, and spine. White soiling to rear board. Previous owner's signature to front pastedown. A few instances of very minor foxing and/or thumb-soiling to text. Text edges somewhat dusty. Rear hinge just starting. Very good. This American edition preceded the British edition by about one month. Bleiler. Currey A1. Hammond B7. Wells 18.

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    October, 2012
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