The Invisible Man. A Grotesque Romance.London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897 Stock Code: 67963
First edition, first impression. With Wells's fine contemporary presentation inscription to the half title page, "W. W. Jacobs from H. G. Wells". With the recipient's embroidered silk bookmark laid in. An excellent association: Jacobs (1863-1943) was a close contemporary of Wells, the highest earning writer of his day, and a superb technician. His masterful horror-tale "The Monkey's Paw", his most enduring piece of writing, has been frequently anthologized.
Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to front board and spine gilt, device to front board in black. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.
Contents browned as usual, spine faded and a little rolled, rear inside board slightly affected by damp with a little bleed onto endpapers, still very good.
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