London: William Heinemann, 1898. [Science fiction] FIRST EDITION, second issue. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.viii; 303; ;  publisher's advertisements. Publisher's grey cloth, titled in black to spine and upper. Textblock slightly shaken, some light spotting, mostly to preliminaries, bottom corner of page 23/24 lost (not affecting the text), toned to edges, neat ownership to flyleaf, bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Cloth lightly rubbed to extremities with a few faint marks. Very good. A science fiction classic; giant Martian tripods bringing destruction and mayhem to Surrey - what more can mankind ask for? Also the source material for the Jeff Wayne musical, originally featuring the mellifluous baritone of Richard Burton. Item #55578
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