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Lot 291: WELLS, H.G. Time Machine.

19TH & 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE

by Swann Auction Galleries

November 10, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: WELLS, H.G. The Time Machine. Half-title with advertisements on verso. 16mo, original oatmeal cloth, lettering and sphinx device stamped in purple, slight lean, spot of soiling to front board, mild fingersoiling, spine browned; Eugene Plunkett bookplate (and penciled numerals) and bookseller's label to front pastedown offset to facing flyleaf, paper remnant at top of contents leaf from preceding page, light soiling to endpapers, few dog-ears, bumps to deckle-edges. London: Heinemann, 1895

Notes: first english edition. Currey's (B) binding but with top and bottom edges trimmed; 16 pages publisher's ads at end with page [1] headed The Manxman (first state). Currey, p. 525.

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