The War of the Worlds (1898)

Author: H.G. Wells

Book ID: 64768

Price: 695.00

The War of the Worlds. London: William Heinemann, 1898. First Edition. Pp viii, 303. Publisher’s grey cloth, titles stamped in black, publisher’s monogram stamped in black on rear panel, edges untrimmed with white endpapers. Binding a little dull with scuffing along edges; this copy lacking its half-title and without any advertisements pages to rear; booksellers blind-stamp to front free endpaper. Contents pages in good condition.

The first & second issues call for 16-32 pages of advertisements at rear, however this copy appears to have been bound up without the adverts as there is no evidence of their subsequent removal.

The first edition in book form of the great classic of interplanetary invasion. It first appeared serially in ‘Pearson’s magazine.

‘Still the most remarkable fantasy of imaginary warfare that has so far appeared in the history of the genre.’ – Clarke: Voices Prophesying War.

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