London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1901. First UK edition. "One of Wells better known and altogether delightful scientific romances" and "an example of Wells humour and satire at its best" (Feir 18). In first-issue binding of gilt-stamped, dark-blue cloth boards with black endpapers (later issues are in light blue cloth stamped in black). Twelve full-page illustrations, including the frontispiece, tipped in as called for. Very nearly fine with spine ends and corners a little rubbed. Increasingly difficult to find in this nice condition. ONE OF WELLS' CLASSICS.