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Lot 288: WELLS, H.G. Tales of Space and Time.

19TH & 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE

by Swann Auction Galleries

10 November 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: WELLS, H.G. Tales of Space and Time. 2 pages publisher's advertisements at end. 8vo, publisher's tan cloth, front cover stamped in gilt and brown, spine substantially darkened obscuring lettering, spine head chipped, corners bumped, scattered mild soiling; Eugene Plunkett bookplate (with adjacent pencil marks) and bookseller's label to front pastedown offset to facing flyleaf, soft vertical crease to prelims and first 12 pages, one signature starting at rear. London: Harper & Brothers, 1900 [i.e. 1899]

Notes: first edition, warmly inscribed by wells to w.e. henley "with affectionate regards" along with an original drawing of Ugh-lomi and Eudena, the protagonists of "A Story of the Stone Age," one of this volume's five collected short stories. Currey, p. 524; Hammond C4; Wells 16.

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