4 June 2008
WELLS, H.G. When the Sleeper wakes. London and New York: Harper and Brothers, 1899.
8° (191 x124mmm). Half-title, frontispiece and 2 plates. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine (spine and upper cover waterstained).
FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "Mrs. Robbins. From H.G. Wells" on half-title. Early novel, 'one of the most ambitious and least satisfactory of my books' said Wells, first published in The Graphic. Hammond B6; Wells 15.
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