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Title: The Cone Title Record # 63072
Author: H. G. Wells
Date: 1895-09-18
Type: SHORTFICTION [non-genre]
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published: Unicorn, September 18, 1895
Synopsis: The artist Raut is visiting Horrocks, the manager of an ironworks in Stoke-on-Trent, while surveying the artistic possibilities of the industrial landscape; he starts an affair with the manager's wife. Horrocks takes Raut on a tour, and shows him a highly advanced blast furnace before pushing him into it.
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Year Language Title
1910Translated by Gertrud Ingeborg Klett (often stated as "Gertrud J. Klett" or "Ingeborg Klett").
German Der Gasfang
1934Translator uncredited; first published in the Revista Multicolor de los Sábados (supplement to the newspaper Crítica), 15 September 1934
Spanish El cono

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Thirty Strange Stories 1897-00-00 H. G. Wells Edward Arnold     vi+
504
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The Plattner Story and Others 1897-03-00 H. G. Wells Methuen & Co.   6/- vii+
301
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Der gestohlene Bazillus und andere Geschichten 1910-00-00 H. G. Wells Julius Hoffmann   M 4.00 338
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 1911-00-00 H. G. Wells Mitchell Kennerley     153
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 1911-00-00 H. G. Wells Thomas Nelson & Sons     xii+
574
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 1913-00-00 H. G. Wells Thomas Nelson & Sons   -/7 574
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 1915-01-00 H. G. Wells Grant Richards     153
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Tales of Life and Adventure 1924-00-00 H. G. Wells W. Collins Sons 33 2/6 279
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The Time Machine, The Wonderful Visit and Other Stories 1924-00-00 H. G. Wells T. Fisher Unwin (The Works of H. G. Wells #1)     xxiii+
467
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Time Machine, The Wonderful Visit and Other Stories 1924-00-00 H. G. Wells Charles Scribner's Sons (The Works of H. G. Wells #1)     xxiii+
467
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Empire of the Ants and Other Stories 1925-00-00 H. G. Wells Haldeman-Julius (Little Blue Book #925) 925   64
ph?Pamphlet. Used for short (in page count), unbound, staple-bound, or otherwise lightly bound publications.
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The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1927-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn   7/6 1148
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The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1927-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn     1148
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The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1927-10-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn     1148
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Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1928-09-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   8/6 1229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1929-00-00 H. G. Wells Doubleday, Doran   $5.00 vi+
1015
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Omnibus of Crime 1929-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Harcourt   $3.00 1177
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1929-04-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1930-05-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz   5/- 1229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1930-09-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229
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Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1931-08-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229
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Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1932-06-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229
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Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1933-01-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229
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Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1933-12-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Gollancz     1229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Famous Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1937-00-00 H. G. Wells Doubleday, Doran     vi+
1015
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Time Machine: An Invention and Other Stories 1946-09-00 H. G. Wells Penguin Books 573 1/- 284
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1949-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn   17/6 1038
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Tales of Life and Adventure 1954-00-00 H. G. Wells Collins     254
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The Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1957-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn   13/6 1148
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Selected Short Stories 1958-09-25 H. G. Wells Penguin Books 1310 3/6 352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Horror Stories 1961-00-00 ed. uncredited Paul Elek   3/6 255
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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The Third Pan Book of Horror Stories 1962-00-00 ed. Herbert van Thal Pan Books X161 3/6 268
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth W. F. Phillipps  
Striking Terror: A Selection of Great Horror Stories 1963-00-00 ed. Herbert van Thal Arthur Barker   15/- 204
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Human and Inhuman Stories 1963-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Macfadden-Bartell 50-156 $0.50 176
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Selected Short Stories 1964-00-00 H. G. Wells Penguin Books 1310 3/6 352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1965-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn     1038
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Cone 1965-00-00 H. G. Wells Fontana 1125 3/6 160
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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The Arrow Book of Horror Stories 1965-00-00 ed. uncredited Arrow Books 799 3/6 255
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Tales of Life and Adventure 1965-00-00 H. G. Wells Collins     254
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Third Pan Book of Horror Stories 1966-00-00 ed. Herbert van Thal Pan Books X161 3/6 268
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Human and Inhuman Stories 1967-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Macfadden-Bartell 60-298 $0.60 176
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Selected Short Stories 1968-00-00 H. G. Wells Penguin Books 1310 4/- 352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Harry Willock Checkmark
The Third Pan Book of Horror Stories 1969-00-00 ed. Herbert van Thal Pan Books 0-330-10161-7 5/- 268
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth W. Francis Phillipps Checkmark
Selections from The Pan Book of Horror Stories #3 1970-07-00 ed. Herbert van Thal Berkley Medallion 0-425-01828-8 $0.75 192
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Selected Short Stories 1973-00-00 H. G. Wells Penguin Books 0-14-001310-5 £0.45 352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Harry Willock  
Thirty Strange Stories 1974-00-00 H. G. Wells Causeway Books 0-88356-028-3   504
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The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1974-00-00 H. G. Wells Ernest Benn 0-510-40301-8 $12.50 vi+
1038
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Human and Inhuman Stories 1974-02-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Manor Books 95307 $0.95 176
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Selected Short Stories 1977-00-00 H. G. Wells Penguin Books 0-14-001310-5 £0.80 352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Harry Willock Checkmark
Human and Inhuman Stories 1977-00-00 ed. Dorothy L. Sayers Manor Books 0-532-12482-0 $1.25 176
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Selected Short Stories 1979-00-00 H. G. Wells Penguin Books (US) (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) 0-14-001310-5   352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 1980-00-00 H. G. Wells David R. Godine 0-87923-326-5   157
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 1980-00-00 H. G. Wells David R. Godine 0-87923-327-3 $5.95 157
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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A Harvest of Horrors 1980-00-00 ed. Eric Protter Vanguard Press / BOMC 0-8149-0755-5   vi+
244
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anth Hank Blaustein Checkmark
A Harvest of Horrors 1980-05-00 ed. Eric Protter Vanguard Press 0-8149-0755-5 $12.50 vi+
244
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Dracula Book of Great Horror Stories 1981-00-00 ed. Leslie Shepard Citadel Press 0-8065-0765-9 $6.95 288
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Selected Short Stories 1981-00-00 H. G. Wells Penguin Books (US) (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) 0-14-001310-5 $3.95 352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Harry Willock Checkmark
Works of H. G. Wells 1982-00-00 H. G. Wells Avenel Books 0-517-37153-7   x+
726
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Romas Kukalis Checkmark
The Dracula Book of Great Horror Stories 1983-00-00 ed. Leslie Shepard Citadel Press 0-8065-0859-0 $6.95 288
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells 1987-00-00 H. G. Wells St. Martin's Press 0-312-15855-6 $19.95 vi+
1038
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Selected Short Stories 1988-00-00 H. G. Wells Penguin Books 0-14-008247-6 £3.95 352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Neil Breedon  
The Dracula Book of Great Horror Stories 1991-11-00 ed. Leslie Shepard Carol Paperbacks / Carol Publishing Group 0-8216-2505-5 $4.50 288
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Es Rouya  
The Dracula Book of Great Horror Stories 1992-07-00 ed. Leslie Shepard Robert Hale 0-7090-4843-2 £14.95 288
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Helen Hale  
Meistererzählungen 1996-00-00 H. G. Wells Diogenes (detebe #22950) 3-257-22950-X DM 16.80 270
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Heinz Ita Checkmark
Thirty Strange Stories 1998-03-00 H. G. Wells Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0488-8 $12.95 x+
406
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 2004-04-02 H. G. Wells Project Gutenberg 11870    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 2005-07-22 H. G. Wells Project Gutenberg 456    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories 2007-05-31 H. G. Wells Penguin Books 978-0-14-193711-3 £7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories 2007-12-18 H. G. Wells Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 978-0-14-144198-6 £9.99 xxxii+
432
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Kate Gibb Checkmark
Complete Short Story Omnibus 2011-04-00 H. G. Wells Gollancz 978-0-575-09524-3 £25.00 959
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 2013-01-17 H. G. Wells CreateSpace 978-1-4819-9061-5 $9.99 310
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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The Plattner Story and Others 2013-04-28 H. G. Wells Forgotten Books (Classic Reprint) 978-1-4400-5974-2 $10.18 350
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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The Plattner Story and Others 2013-06-20 H. G. Wells Project Gutenberg 42989    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories 2013-07-29 H. G. Wells CreateSpace 978-1-4912-2057-3 $15.20 576
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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The Door in the Wall and Other Stories 2013-08-01 H. G. Wells Bottom of the Hill Publishing 978-1-4837-0288-9 $8.99 106
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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Cuentos para leer los sábados: elegidos por J. L. Borges y U. Petit de Murat para Crítica 2015-10-00 ed. Álvaro Abós Alfaguara 978-987-738-148-1 ARS 319.00 331
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Cuentos para leer los sábados: elegidos por J. L. Borges y U. Petit de Murat para Crítica 2015-11-00 ed. Álvaro Abós Alfaguara 978-987-738-056-9 ARS 125.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
The Crystal Egg and Other Stories 2017-01-09 H. G. Wells Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 978-1-84022-739-0 £1.99 xxx+
450
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
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The Short Stories of H. G. Wells date unknown H. G. Wells Odhams Press     375
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The Plattner Story and Others date unknown H. G. Wells Barnes & Noble Books / Google Books      
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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The Third Pan Book of Horror Stories date unknown ed. Herbert van Thal Pan Books 0-330-10161-7 £0.50 268
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth W. Francis Phillipps  
Tales of Life and Adventure date unknown H. G. Wells Collins / BCE     254
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