298
298
Wells, H.G.
THE TIME MACHINE. AN INVENTION. LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1895
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
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298
Wells, H.G.
THE TIME MACHINE. AN INVENTION. LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1895
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
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Wells, H.G.
THE TIME MACHINE. AN INVENTION. LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1895
8vo (178 x 112mm.), first English edition, earlier issue with 16pp. publisher's catalogue at the end, UNOPENED, half-title with advertisements on verso,  original oatmeal cloth lettered and blocked in purple, sphinx design on upper cover, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED LOOSELY INSERTED, preserved in matching collector's folding box, slight spotting and offsetting to endpapers OTHERWISE A FINE COPY 

 


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Catalogue Note

A lovely copy of the first English edition of the author's celebrated and highly influential science fiction novel, which was issued simultaneously in cloth and wrappers (for the latter see lot ***). The American edition had appeared two weeks previously. The autograph letter by Wells is to an unidentified correspondent, thanking him for the "kind things you say of me", and recording that he has asked Heinemann "to send you a presentation copy of my book in due course" (Heatherlea, Worcester Park, Surrey, 8 December [?1895]).

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