THE PLATTNER STORY AND OTHERS. London: Methuen & Co., 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii  2-301 [302: printer's imprint [303-304: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank; half title and title leaves are a conjugate pair and are inserted] + 40-page publisher's catalogue dated "March 1897" inserted at rear, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. One of Wells's more uncommon books, this collection includes many of his best SF and fantasy tales. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-154. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1676. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2328. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 227. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-245. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15056. Currey, p. 522. Hammond C2. Wells 10. Wells Society 10. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, gold stamping on spine panel very dull, some age-darkening to spine panel, partial hairline crack along inner rear hinge, but a sound, good copy. (#163225).
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