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    Sale 2011

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    12 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 229

    WELLS, H.G. (1866-1946). The First Men in the Moon. London: George Newnes, 1901.

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    WELLS, H.G. (1866-1946). The First Men in the Moon. London: George Newnes, 1901.

    8o. Frontispiece and 11 plates. Original dark blue cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt (light darkening to spine).

    FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, first issue. INSCRIBED BY FAMED ASTRONAUT BUZZ ALDRIN on recto of frontispiece: "Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11." Aldrin participated in the first manned moon landing on Apollo 11, July 14-24. Wells 18.


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    Pre-Lot Text

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