Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The Time Machine Part II

As noted in part I H.G. Wells's The Time Machine was first published in the US by Henry Holt & Co. A Library of Congress copyright listing in early May 1895 has given this edition bragging rights over the the first British edition published in late May by London's Heinemann. This is the famous  "H.S. Wells" edition. The book is part of Holt's small 16mo Buckram series. Smaller than a paperback, it sold for $.75. The top edge gilt with the other edges untrimmed.

When was the first Canadian edition published? So far the earliest edition I have found is, believe it or not, from Broadview Press in 2001. It is the best edition now in print. The text is 100 pages with 200 pages of introduction, notes and appendices. This edition uses the 1895 Heinemann version.

No comments:

Post a Comment