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THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON: H.G. WELLS

H.G. WELLS

Published by BOWEN-MERRILL (1901)

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From: Meier And Sons Rare Books (New Canaan, CT, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: BOWEN-MERRILL, 1901. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First US Edition, First Printing, First State A handsome, unrestored, clean example of this title. The US edition is the true first printing having been published one month prior to the UK edition. All pages present, and firmly bound. First state with ¿Bowen/Merrill¿ at the base of the spine panel. Variant with the moon, author and title all gold stamped to the front, and the title blind stamped to the rear board. The book is in great condition with beautiful blue cloth boards with stong unfaded gilt tiles to the front. Variant with both the moon, the author and the tiles all stamped in gold. a slight touch of rubbing to the lower front; and stunning gilt designs to the front with gilt titles to the spine. Small corner bump and a touch of slight edgewear to corner and spine tips. 12 inserted plates with illustrations by E Herring. Original tissue guard is present. The end papers are clean with no owner names, no bookplates and no bookstore stamps with a one inch piece missing from the front fly leaf. The internal pages are very clean and bright with no foxing, no handling marks, no writing, no stains (but to two pages), and no bent pages. Please see the many detailed images. A very handsome example of this title in collectible condition without the excessive wear, and broken bindings as is typically found with this title. Important, scarce edition. Presents well on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other SciFi classics. Seller Inventory # 001046

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The First Men in the Moon: Wells, H. G.

Wells, H. G.

Published by Bowen-Merrill Company, Indianapolis (1901)

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From: Old Scrolls Book Shop (Stanley, NY, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Bowen-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1901. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: no dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing. Beautiful first edition decorated American trade binding. Dark blue cloth boards with gold moon and stars decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine, blind stamped lettering on rear cover. No fraying, fading or wear to cloth, no rubbing to decoration or lettering. Scattering of a few small and very faint water droplet markings to rear board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard. Title page has black and red decorative line border. 312 pages. Seller Inventory # 025377

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H. G. Wells

Published by THe Bowen-Merrill Company, Indianapolis (1901)

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From: Heartwood Rare Books (Fort Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: THe Bowen-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1901. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. First Edition, 1901. (precedes the UK edition by 1 month). 'Bowen Merrill' at base of spine panel. Title page printed in black and red. Twelve black and white illustrated plates, including the Frontispiece, by E. Hering. Blue cloth, gold title and framed moon and stars design to cover and moon and cloud design to spine. Title blind stamped back cover. 312 pages. Seller Inventory # HCS3616

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Wells (H.G.).

Published by The Bowen-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, [1901] (1901)

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From: Bertram Rota Ltd (Kintbury, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: The Bowen-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, [1901], 1901. First Edition, First Binding. Frontispiece and plates by E. Hering Binding with just a touch of wear to the extremities, one spot to fore-edge, otherwise an exceptionally nice, bright copy; partially erased inscription on title-page, the erasure slightly affecting the printed title H.G. Wells Society Bibliography cf. 18; Currey A1 Precedes the British edition by about a month. Seller Inventory # 17093

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Wells, H.G.

Published by Bowen-Merrill (1901)

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From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Bowen-Merrill, 1901. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION, THAT PRECEDED THE ENGLISH EDITION BY ONE MONTH. This American edition, published by Bowen-Merrill is exceptionally rare with this ORIGINAL FIRST ISSUE DUSTJACKET. This attractive dustjacket is great shape, with a small chip to the top spine and front panel. The spine is lightly darkened, and the corners have wear. Besides some minor rubbing to the panels, this dustjacket has held up well over the years. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the gold lettering on the spine is present. The boards are fresh, with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean, and there is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. This is the Currey first binding with "Bobbs Merrill" on the spine (repeated on the spine panel of the dust jacket). We buy Wells First Editions. Seller Inventory # ABE-640808477

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