The Time Machine lettered

H.G. Wells

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This edition of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells is limited to two hundred & eighty-one copies, and is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Roman Numeral. The edition measures 6” x 9” and includes six ink illustrations by Florian Bertmer, as well as an exclusive introduction by Simon Wells, great-grandson of H.G. Wells, and director of the 2002 film adaptation.

The edition includes “The Chronic Argonauts,” an 1888 short story by H.G. Wells which the author refers to as, “the original draft of what became The Time Machine.” Also included is the long-lost eleventh chapter, “The Grey Man,” published during the novel’s serialization in the January to May issues of The New Review, excised from the first book edition published later that year.

Illustrations and text are printed letterpress on a hand-fed Vandercook Cylinder Press, and the editions are signed by Simon Wells and Florian Bertmer.


The lettered edition is a full goatskin binding with raised bands and a leather spine label. The cover is stamped with gold foil, and endsheets are hand-marbled in the U.K. Printed letterpress on Stonehenge cotton paper, the edition is limited to 26 copies lettered A-Z and is housed in a unique quarter leather clamshell case with cloth boards.


In addition to the new introduction by Simon Wells, the edition includes the complete deleted text from the eleventh chapter later published under the title The Grey Man, as well as the prequel to The Time Machine, The Chronic Argonauts.


Also check out the other states of this book:

Numbered - Roman Numeral


This book is part of a trilogy released by Suntup Editions

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