Lot 187 of 455:
The Stolen Bacillus H.G. Wells 1st Edition 1st Issue  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$192
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

Author:
Wells, H.G.

Place:
London

Publisher:
Methuen & Co.

Date:
1895

Description:

[3], 275, + [31] ad pp. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and art nouveau design on spine and cover. First Edition, First Issue.

Wells' first published collection of fantasy and SF stories, all written and printed in magazines between 1893 and 1895. No statement of printing on copyright page, and a 32 page publisher's catalogue dated 'September 1895' inserted at rear. Indicates first issue (Currey p.523).


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Wear to gilt on spine and cover, rubbing to ends of spine; front hinge starting, half-title missing, slight foxing throughout; very good.


 
Item number:
304930a
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