The War of the Worlds. First Edition (1898)
Book ID: 66175
The War of the Worlds. London: William Heinemann, 1898. First Edition, First Issue. Pp viii, 303, 16 pages of advertisements to rear; untrimmed edges. Publisher’s grey cloth, titles stamped in black, publisher’s monogram stamped in black on rear panel, edges untrimmed with white endpapers. Fading & bleaching to spine and lower front cover, neat ownership name to endpapers, scattered spotting to contents pages. Overall a very good copy. Housed in collector’s solander box.
The first edition, first state (with 16 pages advertisements dated Autumn 1897) 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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