London, Arthur Pearson, 1897. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A very good copy. The first publication of Wells' War of the Worlds - a classic of science fiction. Heavy volumes covering the Jan to June and July to Dec. A little bumping to the board edges, but largely in excellent shape. Internally very neat - one owner's inscription to the endpaper. Top edges dusty, boards a little stained. [9429, Hyraxia Books].