4 June 2008
WELLS, H.G. The War of the Worlds. London: William Heinemann, 1898.
8° (188 x 128mm). Half-title, final advertisement leaves dated 1897. Original grey cloth, lettered in black on upper cover and spine (spine a trifle discoloured), uncut. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, published the previous year in Pearson's Magazine. Hammond B5; Wells 14.
Together with 17 other volumes by Wells, including The Invisible Man, 1897, second edition, with ownership signature of M.C. Robbins; Certain Personal Matters, 1898; and The Sea Lady, 1902. (18)
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