Collins, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, Reprint
(4) 5-380 pages (2), introduction by Edward Shanks . Illustrated endpapers, showing a male and female mermaid blowing water through a horn. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, of H. G. Wells . Maroon coloured cloth boards with self embossed illustration on the front panel and gilt titles to the backstrip. Purple coloured tint to the top text block edge. Minor rubbing to the backstrip edges and book corners. Faint browning and foxing to the text block edges and light age toning of the internal text. A previous owner has placed the date "24-7-59" to the top edge of the verso of the frontispiece. Plain text dustwrapper with blue background and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and to the top backstrip edges. The lower 1.5 " of the backstrip is missing. There is a triangular piece missing from the lower right-hand corner of the front panel and a small piece missing to the front spine gutter, near the top. Browning, rubbing and various marks to the dustwrapper panels. A novel by one of the British literary giants of the 19th and 20th centuries -- H. G. Wells. Part of the Library of Classics series. Size: 16mo - up to 6 ¾" tall - Sextodecimo. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Classics ; Inventory No: 0111024.