London, Arthur Pearson, 1897. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. One of Wells' most famous and memorable novels. A primary work of science fiction. 'Arguably, the last of Wells' book to have retained wide-spread cultural currency today' [Roberts, History of SF, p149]. An imporatant book. 2pp ads to rear, first page of text misnumbered '2'. Spine faded, some non-uniform fading to upper board, reading lean, Rackham bookplate to front pastedown. [8821, Hyraxia Books].