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    "I saw huge buildings rise up faint and fair,
    and pass like dreams."

    H. G. Wells. The Time Machine. An Invention. London: William Heinemann, 1895. First British edition, later mixed-issue in Currey's D binding with unmentioned publisher's catalog headed by The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' and likely not printed before 1899, bound as needed from initial print run of 10,000 copies. Small octavo. [viii], 152 pages with thirty-two page publisher's catalog inserted at rear. Publisher's gray cloth, boards stamped in dark gray, spine lettered in blue, edges untrimmed. Covers lightly soiled, backstrip faded, very shallow spine lean, edges lightly worn, corners bumped. Rear hinge starting, endpapers faintly foxed. Very good. Currey, 424. Hammond B1. Wells 4. From the Larry McMurtry Collection of H. G. Wells, with McMurtry's bookplate.

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    April, 2015
    8th-9th Wednesday-Thursday
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