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was founded January 1, 1973. We are one of the world's leading dealers in rare and first editions of science fiction, fantasy, and horror with a strong emphasis on autographs, manuscripts, literary correspondence, and original art. A small portion of our inventory can be seen on our website at www.raresf.com, a larger portion at our store at 720 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90401-2602. (Regrettably our warehouse is not open to the public.)
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WELLS, H. G.
The Time Machine: An Invention
(Author's name misspelled on title-page as "H. S. Wells.") Henry Holt and Company, New York. 1895.
True first edition, first state. Precedes the British edition. Top edge gilt. Spine of book so darkened that the title can no longer be read, covers show edge darkening and dust soiling, touch of rubbing to head of spine and front cover, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper and former owner's name and date on front free-endpaper, closed tear in rear free-endpaper, otherwise very good. A very scarce true first edition of one of science fictions great classics.
Last updated 04.30.2016