|Publisher||C. ARTHUR PEARSON LTD.|
C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1897. FIRST EDITION, first printing. (Includes points of first issue ï¿½ First page numbered 2 plus single page of advertisements at rear printed on both sides.) Recently rebound in full leather with spine bands and gilt titles. Interior very good condition for edition rarely found as such, title page a bit chipped on edges & closed tear, uniform page aging especially at earliest and last pages. True first edition of one of the most important books of science fiction ever written. Probably the most famous of Wells's 'scientific romances', in which a scientist finds a way of turning himself invisible without the means to make himself visible again. Wells explores the morality of being able to go unseen as it causes the protagonist to become mentally unstable. A spectacular investment edition of one of the most heralded titles of all time in the English language. 245 + 2 pages ads.