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The Time Machine.
London: William Heinemann,, 1895. An Invention. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine and upper board in purple, and decoration to upper board in purple. Housed in a black quarrter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Hinges superficially cracked, bookplates to front pastedown and second blank page, extremities rubbed, cloth polished, spine lettering very faded. Very good. First edition, first impression, rare presentation copy with the author's contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, "H. B. Marriott Watson With the author's kind regards" and with the recipient's bookplate to the front pastedown. Presentation copies of the major works by Wells are rare. First issue with the 16pp of ads and requisite binding points.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
Last Found On: 2016-05-23           Check availability:      Biblio    


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