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Thirty Strange Stories
Harper and Brothers Publishers, New York and London 1898 - Scarce first edition thus, first printing, of the second edition of H. G. Wells' first short-story collection to be published in the United States, with title page dated 1898 and copyright 1897 by Edward Arnold. The first edition was published in 1897 by Edward Arnold Company, New York, in a different binding. Publisher's original green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine and green and black floral decoration on the front cover. 504 pages. Measures approx. 7 1/2" x 5 1/8" x 1 1/8". In VERY GOOD + condition. Book has a slightly sunned spine, a few very faint small stains on the covers and slight touches of wear at the edges and corner tips. It is otherwise bright, clean and unworn, tight and square, with no bumping to the edges. The gilt lettering is bright and unworn on both the front cover and spine. Excellent interior with no cracking to the hinges and nearly flawless pages except for a small horizontal closed tear at the fore-edge of the Contents page and a slight touch of foxing along the edges of the first few preliminary pages along with slight general toning. Previous owner's small ex-libris stamp pressed into the front endpaper along with another previous owner's signature at the top edge of the front endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Odysseus Books]
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