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THE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER INCIDENTS - Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge] - 1895. 
Methuen & Co., London 1895 - Octavo, pp. [1-12]  2-275 [276: printer's imprint] [note: first leaf is a blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "September 1895" inserted at rear, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. Wells' first published collection of fantasy and SF stories, all written and printed in magazines between 1893 and 1895. Some of the tales "possess, on a smaller scale, something of the imaginative distinction which had marked THE TIME MACHINE." - Bergonzi, The Early H. G. Wells, p. 63. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1674. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2326. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 115. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 62. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-246. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15074. Currey, p. 523. Wells 6. Wells Society 6. Hammond C1. Two previous owner's names and dates to title page, which are faded. Lower right front corner gently bumped, mild rubbing to spine ends and lower edges, some rubs to gilt of spine panel and some light spotting to cloth. Still a clean attractive copy, very good. An important collection and one of Wells' scarcest books. (19941) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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