1897 Pearson's Magazine War of the Worlds
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An Important Work, First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding
In the original full cloth binding.
This is volume III of Pearson's Magazine, containing the printing of the first part of the H G Wells' important science fiction novel. This is the January to June issue of 1897. The second volume was issued late the same year and contains the second half of the novel. The novel was then published in book form a year later. Wells was paid £200 by Pearson for the publication of this novel, and he demanded to know the ending before committing to its publication.
'The War of the Worlds' is one of the earliest stories to detail a conflict between mankind and an extra-terrestrial race. It is regarded as one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon and has not been out of print since its initial publication.
Other serialised works to these volumes include 'Queen of the Jesters' by Max Pemberton, 'Mrs Malleson's Rival by Louis Becke, and 'A Prince of Swindlers by Guy Boothby'.
There are also articles such as 'Is Palmistry Dependable', 'The Gobelins. A Famous French Industry' and 'Which is the Cleverest County'.
Uncommon in the original binding.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, sound. Loss to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, binding is strained in places. Pages are bright with occasional light spots to pages.
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