War of the Worlds (Collector’s Edition), H.G. Wells, Easton Press, 1964, C-LN-hc
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Collector’s Edition. Norwalk: Easton Press,1964. 188p. 7.00×10.00×1.00. Bound in genuine premium leather, intricate gilt stamped cover designs, the page ends are gilded in 22-karat gold, 22-karat gold-stamped spine accents, distinctive raised spine hubs, with sewn-in satin ribbon page marker, printed on acid-neutral archival-quality paper, Smyth-sewn pages. Hardcover in Near Fine Collectible condition. The covers are clean and unmarked. All of the gilt print and decorations are bright and sharp. The corners are sharp and bump free. The gold page edges are bright and mark free. There are several full-page color illustrations throughout.
The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells, written between 1895 and 1897, first serialized in 1897 by Pearson’s Magazine in the UK and by Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. The novel’s first appearance in hardcover was in 1898 from publisher William Heinemann of London. It is one of the earliest stories to detail a conflict between humankind and an extraterrestrial race. The novel is the first-person narrative of both an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and of his younger brother in London as southern England is invaded by Martians. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon.