WELLS (H.G.) The Time Machine. An Invention, FIRST EDITION, first issue binding, 1895
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WELLS (H.G.) The Time Machine. An Invention, FIRST EDITION, first issue binding, 1895
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WELLS (H.G.)
The Time Machine. An Invention, first edition, half-title with advertisements on verso, 16-page publisher's catalogue at end, some foxing to endpapers, crack to front pastedown, ink ownership inscription ("E.A. Wilson, 18952) on front free endpaper, publisher's oatmeal cloth, lettering and sphinx device in purple, light soiling, spine slightly rubbed and faded [Wells 4], 8vo, Heinemann, 1895

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