London, Methuen, 1895. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A very good copy. 32pp catalogue dated Sept 1895 to rear. Wells' first collection, gathering 15 short pieces of fantasy and sf, mostly published earlier in the Pall Mall magazines. Some rubbing to the edges and a slight lean. Tips bumped. Owner's plate and seller's mark to front pastedown (with opposing offsetting). Gilt a little rubbed but laregly bright. Overall a very smart copy. [9292, Hyraxia Books].