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    Sale 7590

    Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 327

    WELLS, H.G. The First Men in the Moon. London: George Newnes, 1901.

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    WELLS, H.G. The First Men in the Moon. London: George Newnes, 1901.

    8° (191 x 128mm). Half-title, 12 plates. Original blue cloth, upper cover and spine lettered and decorated in gilt (spine slightly faded).

    FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, FIRST ISSUE, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "To Mrs. Robbins. With affectionate regards from H.G. Nov 17th 1901" on half-title. A story, previously published in The Strand Magazine, anticipating the hopes and fears of the space age, but also functioning as a satire on over-specialisation. Filmed in both 1919 and 1964. Hammond B7; Wells 18.


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