London: William Heinemann, 1895. First U.K. edition. A Fine copy of the book with slight foxing to the end-papers, otherwise in exceptional condition overall. With the 16 page catalogue in the rear starting with "The Manxman."
"With his first novel, The Time Machine, which was immediately successful, Wells began a series of science fiction novels that revealed him as a writer of marked originality and an immense fecundity of ideas" (Britannica). Setting the tone for the bulk of his career, The Time Machine reveals Wells' passionate interest in the relationship between individual men and their society, and his fascination with how science could assist or hold men back from true progress. Adapted to radio, television, and film, the novel follows the Time Traveler as he uses his machine to see the future and encounter yet-unknown societies. Fine (Item #3305)