Lot 283: WELLS, H.G. Invisible Man.

Swann Auction Galleries

November 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, US
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Description: WELLS, H.G. The Invisible Man. 8vo, publisher's red cloth, decoratively stamped in black and lettered in gilt, slightly cocked, spine tanned and stained, portion of rear board sunned, occasional light staining; hinges starting, endpapers and contents browned, Eugene Plunkett bookplate (with penciled numerals) and bookseller's label to front pastedown. London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897
Notes: first edition, presentation copy inscribed to w.e. henley on the half-title: "W.E. Henley from H.G. Wells (with apologies)." The first printing, with the first page numbered with 2 figure as called for in Wells; 2-pages publisher's ads at rear. Currey, p. 520; Wells 11.
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