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WELLS, H. G.

Rare books by H. G. Wells, including first editions, signed and finely bound copies of The War of the Worlds and Tales of Space and Time.

Herbert George Wells (1866–1946) is most commonly remembered as ‘The Father of Science Fiction’ due to his influential works The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and The Invisible Man. Wells also produced an abundant body of work outside of the genre, both in fiction and non-fiction, including essays, social commentary, politics and history and novels.

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  1. The Time Machine.
    First edition, first issue of the author's first novel, with the 16-page publisher's catalogue and requisite binding points. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 100168

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  2. The Time Machine.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "H. B. Marriott Watson, With the author's kind regards" and with the recipient's bookplate to the front pastedown. This is a significant association copy: the Australian-born Marriott Watson left for England in 1885 to become a journalist. He was... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 90229

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  3. The Island of Dr. Moreau.
    First edition, first state. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "J. T. Ewen, warmest regards from H. G. Wells." John Taylor Ewen (1863-1942) was a Forfar-born engineer involved in the construction of the Forth Railway Bridge, and collector and patron of the artist James Watterston Herald.... Learn More
    £25,000

    Stock Code: 103132

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  4. The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance.
    First edition, first impression. With Wells's fine contemporary presentation inscription to the half title page, "W. W. Jacobs from H. G. Wells". With the recipient's embroidered silk bookmark laid in. An excellent association: Jacobs (1863 Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 67963

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  5. The Invisible Man.
    First edition. With the bookplate of the American mystery writer and journalist Fulton Ousler, the author of The Greatest Story Ever Told, the basis for the 1965 film starring Max von Sydow and Charlton Heston. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 82276

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  6. The War of the Worlds.
    First edition, first issue, with the 16-page publisher's catalogue and the end, dated 1897 and headed by New Letters of Napoleon I. The War of the Worlds was originally printed as a serial in Pearson's magazine from April to December 1897. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 109638

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  7. The War of the Worlds.
    First edition in book form, first issue, with the sixteen- page publisher's catalogue to rear, dated 1897 and headed by New Letters of Napoleon I. The War of the Worlds was originally printed as a serial in Pearson's magazine from April to December 1897. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 108391

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  8. The War of the Worlds.
    First edition, first impression, first issue binding with the 16pp of ads at the rear dated 1897. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 66672

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  9. The First Men In The Moon.
    £350

    Stock Code: 19856

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  10. Mankind in the Making.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To W. W. Jacobs This little tale of Serious Reading from H.G.W." Beside this inscription Wells has drawn a sketch of two men loading cargo onto a ship one of whom bears the initials WWJ. An excellent association: Jacobs was a close contemporary... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 49564

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  11. Kipps.

    Kipps.

    London: 1905

    First edition, first impression, second state of the ads dated 10.10.05. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Henry Newbolt, from H. G. Wells", together with a sketch of a laurel wreath. Between 1900 and 1905 Newbolt was the editor of the Monthly Review, where he enthusiastically reviewed Wells's... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 107268

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  12. Kipps

    Kipps

    London: 1905

    "First edition, first impression, secondary state of the ads dated 10.10.05. Presentation copy inscribed by Wells on the half title: ""To F. M. Hueffer with affection from H. G. Wells"". A superb association linking two of the heaviest hitters of Edwardian fiction. Hueffer who changed his name during the War to the less... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 28390

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  13. Kipps.
    First edition, first impression, primary state of the ads dated 16.08.05. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To W. W. Jacobs from H. G. Wells". An excellent association: Jacobs was a close contemporary of Wells, the highest earning writer of his day, and a superb technician. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 49562

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  14. First & Last Things.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in pencil, "Henry Newbolt, from the author. Nov. 1908." Between 1900 and 1905 Newbolt was the editor of the Monthly Review, where he enthusiastically reviewed Wells's The Sea Lady in 1902. A flattered Wells invited Newbolt... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 109521

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  15. The War in the Air
    First edition, first impression. With Wells's fine contemporary presentation inscription to the half title page, "W. W. Jacobs from H. G. Wells". An excellent association: Jacobs was a close contemporary of Wells, the highest earning writer of his day, and a superb technician. Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 49561

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  16. Floor Games.
    First edition, first impression. Written for the author's two sons, Floor Games explores the possibilities of imaginative play, city building, exploration, and war. Rare in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 90331

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  17. The New Machiavelli.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Reginald Turner, from H. G. Wells. One heart, one mind. Same opinion of A. J. Spender." The recipient, Reginald "Reggie" Turner (1869-1938), was a member Oscar Wilde's circle, who once quipped in response to Maugham's boast of... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 110882

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