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WELLS, H. G. (1866-1946). The Time Machine: An Invention. London: William Heineman, 1895.

8o. Half-title; without advertisements at end (see below.)  Original tan cloth with winged Sphinx and lettering stamped in purple on upper cover, uncut (spine lightly browned, minor soiling, minor spotting to endleaves); quarter morocco folding case. Provenance: Larry McMurtry (b. 1936), American Novelist (bookplate, his sale, Heritage, 9 April 2015).

FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, later issue, without advertisements at the end. "The earliest known work of science fiction to be based on the idea of time travel" (Wells Society 4). Copies were originally issued simultaneously in cloth or wrappers. Bleiler p. 205; Currey pp. 524-25; Hammond B1.

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