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HG Wells first editions

Browse our fine collection of H G Wells rare books and first editions including The Time Machine The Island of Dr. Moreau and The Invisible Man

 

The futurist novelist H G Wells is best known for his science fiction works and became a literary sensation when The Time Machine was published. Besides fiction, he wrote social satires, essays, articles, and non-fiction books as well. He also worked as a book reviewer for many years and promoted the careers of other writers like James Joyce and Joseph Conrad. An outspoken socialist, he openly supported pacifist views, and most of his later works were political and pedagogic. Wells was also an artist, and often illustrated the endpapers and title pages of his own works

 

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  1. First edition, first impression, inscribed presentation copy; 8vo; illustrated title page, pages browned as usual, some marks and spots throughout, 3pp ALS from the author tipped in; publisher's grey, watered silk, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, edges a little rubbed; 16 pp ads at end. Very good indeed.

    £6,500
  2. First edition, first impression; 8vo, publisher's blue cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and spine gilt. 32pp. ads at end dated September 1895. Some light marking to the front endpapers, short tear to the margin of the fly leaf, contemporary ownership inscription to the title page, spine a trifle sunned. An excellent copy.

    £475
  3. First edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's red cloth, titles to upper board and to spine gilt, spine slightly rolled but an excellent copy.

    £95
 

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