The Time Machine.




William Heinemann





Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 8 vo. 5 x 7.25 inches. [viii + 151 + [1] pp. + [16] pp. publisher's adverts. Bound in the original cloth blue lettering on the spine and purple lettering and sphinx decoration on the front board, both the top and fore-edge are untrimmed. Only very slightly rubbed, a very good copy. The first edition of the classic science-fiction novel by Wells which has become one of the most famous science-fiction stories ever written. This copy has slightly lately advertisements than the very first issue. The text block is identical to the first editions, it is just the 16 pages of advertisements starting with 'Donovan Pasha' by Gilbert Parker and end with 'The Virgins of the Rocks'. This combination of adverts indicates the printed sheets and binding cases from the first issue were still in stock and being bound as the trade demanded them, so the advertisements are a later configuration than the 'Currey A' issue in which the first title on the advertisements is 'The Manxman' by Paul Caine.

[Stock No. 25690]


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