WELLS (H.G.) The Time Machine, FIRST EDITION, 1895
Lot 433
WELLS (H.G.) The Time Machine, FIRST EDITION, 1895
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,680) inc. premium
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The Time Machine. An Invention, first edition, half-title, 32pp. of advertisements at end, spotting on endpapers, early ownership inscription of R.G. Heron on front free endpaper (which has small tear), publisher's oatmeal cloth, purple lettering dust-soiled [Wells 4], 8vo, William Heinemann, 1895


  • 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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