London, Chapman & Hall, 1905. First Edition.First Impression. Hardback. Wells' famed Utopian work. A cross-over science fiction / alternative history, taking place on a somewhat parallel planet - one of the first to really work on the idea of corresponding locations in parallel places [Warren, History of the Alternate History]. Condition: Spine slightly darkened, some fading to the boards. Heavy tanning to the half title. Some bumping to outer edges. Owners inscription to front pastedown and seller's sticker. One plate a little loose. [8698, Hyraxia Books].