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      Sale 2430 | Lot 283
      Price Realized: $7,500With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2430 Lot 283

        WELLS, H.G. The Invisible Man. 8vo, publisher's red cloth, decoratively stamped in black and lettered in gilt, slightly cocked, spine tanned and stained, portion of rear board sunned, occasional light staining; hinges starting, endpapers and contents browned, Eugene Plunkett bookplate (with penciled numerals) and bookseller's label to front pastedown. London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897

        Estimate $6,000 - 9,000

        first edition, presentation copy inscribed to w.e. henley on the half-title: "W.E. Henley from H.G. Wells (with apologies)." The first printing, with the first page numbered with 2 figure as called for in Wells; 2-pages publisher's ads at rear. Currey, p. 520; Wells 11.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $7,500

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