1895 Rare 1stED in a Bayntun Binding - THE TIME MACHINE An Invention by Herbert George Wells.
Author: H. G. Wells.
Title: THE TIME MACHINE An Invention by H. G. Wells.
Publisher: London, William Heinemann, 1895. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6.5 " X 4.5 ".
Pages: 151 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine Hermes red half morocco leather binding with nice gilt design on the spine, finely bound by Bayntun bindery (hinges fine - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt. Scarce in a beautiful Bayntun binding.
Content: Good to very good content (bright, tight and clean, tear repaired by a previous owner on the title page - as shown, small tear also repaired by a previous owner in the lower outer margin of the first page- as shown, bound without the half-title and the publisher's catalog - as shown).
Estimate: (USD 3000 - USD 5000)
The book: Beautiful First Edition in a very nice Morocco binding by Bayntun of The Time Machine, a classic science fiction novel by H.G Wells following a Time Traveller who invents a machine and explores the future. He discovers two species: the peaceful Eloi and the savage Morlocks. Through survival challenges, he learns about human evolution and societal decay. It explores class, evolution, and time's relativity in a thought-provoking narrative.
The author: Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote more than fifty novels and dozens of short stories. His non-fiction output included works of social commentary, politics, history, popular science, satire, biography and autobiography. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and has been called the "father of science fiction."
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