London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1895. First Edition. Small Octavo. Item #021575
. Half-title, 151(1)pp. 16pp. publisher's ads. Wells was considered the father of modern science fiction. A superb copy bound in tan cloth lettered and decorated in gray(faded purple?) rear board stamped in purple, only very light scattered foxing to endpapers, internally clean and bright, very nice previous owner's gift inscription "To Dear Mother-With hopes that the great Machine of time will deal more gently with her than the Time Machine did with its inventor!---March 6th, 1898". A fine and beautiful copy.