London: Methuen, 1895. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp. [x]; 275; , imprint; , catalogue, dated November 1896. In publisher's blue cloth, with gilt titles to spine and upper board, edges untrimmed. Internally very clean, adverts mainly uncut although final four pages have been roughly opened. Cloth generally bright with a little shelfwear. A very good copy indeed. A series of cynical biological and scientific tales are the basis for H.G.Wells' first collection of Science Fiction stories. Includes 'The Flying Man', 'The Flowering of the Strange Orchid', The remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes', and 'The Lord of the Dynamos'. Item #49471
Geoffrey H.Wells . Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature . Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8.
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