WELLS (H.G.) The Time Machine. An Invention
Lot 35
WELLS (H.G.) The Time Machine. An Invention
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Lot Details
WELLS (H.G.)
The Time Machine. An Invention, first edition, half-title with advertisements on verso, 16-page publisher's catalogue at end, a little light browning of endpapers, ownership inscription in ink on front free endpapers, publisher's oatmeal cloth, lettering and sphinx device in purple, UNUSUALLY BRIGHT COPY [Wells 4], 8vo, Heinemann, 1895

Footnotes

  • "The earliest known work of science fiction to be based on the idea of time travel" (Wells Society), and the author's first novel, in a first issue binding (the lettering and decoration in purple).
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