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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 238

    WELLS, H.G. (1866-1946). The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance. London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897. 8° (lacks initial blank preceding half-title, some separation, small ink stamp on verso of front free endpaper, marginal tear on page 179/180, small glue spots affecting text on pages 186/7). Publisher's pictorial cloth (some staining and bubbling, spine faded). Provenance: W.H. Smith & Son's Subscription Library (printed label on front endpaper); J. Foster Wilson (pencil inscription on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Wells 11.

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    WELLS, H.G. (1866-1946). The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance. London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897. 8° (lacks initial blank preceding half-title, some separation, small ink stamp on verso of front free endpaper, marginal tear on page 179/180, small glue spots affecting text on pages 186/7). Publisher's pictorial cloth (some staining and bubbling, spine faded). Provenance: W.H. Smith & Son's Subscription Library (printed label on front endpaper); J. Foster Wilson (pencil inscription on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Wells 11.


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