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    First State of Wells' Martian Masterpiece

    H. G. Wells. The War of the Worlds. London: William Heinemann, 1898. First edition, first state. Currey binding (A). Octavo. viii, 303 pages, plus sixteen pages of advertisements. Publisher's gray cloth with black stamping on the front and spine. Light rubbing to binding with toning to spine and extremities. Foxing sprinkled on endpapers. Hinges appear reinforced. Occasional faint foxing and finger-soiling to leaves, and few corners with smoothed creases. Small bookseller label to front pastedown. File copy from W. H. Smith with their embossment on the front free endpaper. Very good.

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    October, 2013
    17th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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