The Time Machine - The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells, Joseph Mugnaini (illustrator), J. B. Priestley (introductions) 1964 - The Limited Editions Club, New York - Edition limited to 1500 copies, of which these are number 955 A finely presented limited edition set of H G Wells classic works, powerfully illustrated with full-page colour lithographs by Joseph Mugnaini and signed by him on the limitation pages of each book. Housed in the publisher’s fine slipcase.

Great shapes like big machines rose out of the dimness, and cast grotesque black shadows, in which dim spectral Morlocks sheltered from the glare' – The Time Machine.

Chilling, prophetic and hugely influential,
The Time Machine sees a Victorian scientist propel himself into the year 802,701 AD, where he is delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty and contentment in the form of the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man. But he soon realizes that they are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and living in terror of the sinister Morlocks lurking in the deep tunnels, who threaten his very return home. H. G. Wells defined much of modern science fiction with this 1895 tale of time travel, which questions humanity, society, and our place on Earth. [Penguin]

For a time I believed that mankind had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left alive.’ – War of the Worlds.

'The classic tale of alien invasion, and still the best' –
The Times.
  Two large octavo volumes (book size 26x18cm), pp. ix [3] 98 [2]; ix [5] 188 [2]. In publisher’s alternating red and black cloth, spines lettered in gilt, ‘HGW’ blindstamped to upper boards, all edges speckled in red and blue, orange-brown endpapers. Housed in publisher’s orange brown paper covered slipcase, red and black spine label lettered in red and black.   Condition: Fine in fine slipcase   Ref: 111388   Price: HK$ 11,000