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The War of The Worlds., WELLS, H. G.;

Author Name    WELLS, H. G.;

Title   The War of The Worlds.

Publisher    William Heinemann 1898 (1st. ed. 2nd issue.)

Seller ID   75611

Size 8 x 7 inches. Grey cloth lettered in black on spine and front with monogram to rear. In very good condition. Corners are a little bumped with some rubbing to edges and corners. A couple of small marks to cloth with faint mark to spine but otherwise clean binding with nice strong lettering. The endpaper is split on back hinge and slightly on front. A few minor marks inside, some mild foxing spots, small inscriptions to end boards. Overall a very good copy. 303 pp. Half title with list of "Popular Six Shilling Novels" on verso. 32pp adverts (adverts undated.) The original story of this book was serialised in "Pearson's" from April - December 1897 with illustrations by Warwick Goble, before it was issued in volume form by Heinemann the following year. "According to Wells himself, the idea for this exciting novel came from his brother Frank. The pair were walking through some peaceful Surrey scenery one evening, when Frank remarked: Suppose some being from another planet were to drop out of the sky suddenly and began laying about them here. - The idea appealed to Wells, and the novel was written. Even today it makes terrifying reading, largely because the setting of the novel, Wolin, and its environs, is normally so peaceful, just like the towns in which most of us live. By using such familiar surroundings Wells heightened the horror of his story, and its message, which has never ceased to alarm people. Well's imagination was so meticulous and vivid that in 1938 a radio adaptation of the novel by ORSON WELLES was believed to be a real announcement of Martians landing, and produced a panic-stricken stampede out of New York City - one of the most memorable moments of Radio History" (BMC 1991)

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Price = 725.00 GBP


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The Bread and Biscuit Baker's and Sugar-Boiler's Assistant. Including a Large Variety of Modern Recipes... With Remarks on the Art of Bread-Making and Chemistry as Applied to Bread-Making. Third Edition, Revised & Enlarged.

Hardy Landscapes., BENINGFIELD, GORDON:
Hardy Landscapes.

Matsilver Forr Och Nu. Ur Kulturens Samlingar. Swedish language.

The Hat. Trends and Traditions. Foreword by Hardy Amies., GINSBURG, MADELEINE:
The Hat. Trends and Traditions. Foreword by Hardy Amies.

Cambridge Under Queen Anne. Illustrated by Memoir of Ambrose Bonwicke and Diaries of Francis Burman and Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach. Edited with notes by J.E.B.Mayor. With a preface by Montague Rhodes James (M.R.James)., MAYOR, J.E.B. (ed):
Cambridge Under Queen Anne. Illustrated by Memoir of Ambrose Bonwicke and Diaries of Francis Burman and Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach. Edited with notes by J.E.B.Mayor. With a preface by Montague Rhodes James (M.R.James).

The Castle of Otranto. A Gothic Story. With A Memoir of the Author., WALPOLE, Horace;
The Castle of Otranto. A Gothic Story. With A Memoir of the Author.

Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in old picture postcards., BODDY, MAUREEN / WEST, JACK:
Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in old picture postcards.

The Old Roads of Dorset. (New Enlarged Edition). With twenty Two Maps., GOOD, RONALD:
The Old Roads of Dorset. (New Enlarged Edition). With twenty Two Maps.

 


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