This is a wonderful collectible hardcover. Burgundy bonded leather boards with gold gilt lettering and decorations on front cover and spine. Bonded leather and gold gilt lettering makes this a handsome addition for any library. Attached ribbon book mark. Page edges tipped in gold. 1979 Longmeadow Press. This copy is in fine/as new condition. Pages inside crisp and clean, unmarked. Binding is tight and straight as new.
Includes the following, complete and unabridged: The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Invisible Man, the War of The Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, The Food of The Gods. Includes preface by the author. Illustrated throughout in black and white pencils reproductions courtesy of the New York Public Library.
H.G. Wells was an English writer, prolific in many genres, but now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called the "father of science fiction" along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. He was a social critic, devoted to a progressive vision. A futurist who imagined time travel, alien invasion, and biological engineering and was trained in biology. He was born and died in England. (1866-1946)
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