Author:H. G. Wells

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Consistency pass on Long Works done. Ahasuerus 18:50, 25 May 2006 (CDT)

The Complete Science Fiction Treasury of H. G. Wells

This omnibus title has at least two nearly identical editions. The first edition with an "a b c d e f g h" line on the copyright page has a title page followed by a blank page between each story. By the 4th printing with a "d e f g h" line on the copyright page the publisher had introduced a second edition where the title and blank pages were replaced with full-page illustrations from earlier publications of some of the stories in this omnibus. Something else that may distinguish the editions is near the top of the second edition is a line that reads “Copyright © 1979 by Crown Publishers, Inc.” At present it’s not known if the 2nd and 3rd printing follow the first or second edition format and so until these are located it's not known if the 1979 copyright notice was added at the same time the second edition format was introduced. Publication:THCMWLLS1E1978 shows the copyright page for the 11th printing which is a second edition publication.

Here is a list of the illustration captions as stated in the second edition. All of these seem to be from the original magazine publications for the stories:

PageIllustration
67“So far, not the slightest attempt has been made to interfere with me.”
Drawn by E. Herring, 1900 for The First Men in the Moon.
68“I...perceive they were the carcasses of moon calves being cut up, much as a moored whale might be cut up by the crew of a whaler.”
Drawn by E. Herring, 1901 for The First Men in the Moon.
158“We seemed to be marching down that tunnel for a long time.”
Drawn by E. Herring, 1901 for The First Men in the Moon.
159“Redwood fell in love with that great nursery.”
Drawn by Cyrus Cuneo, 1904 for The Food of the Gods.
160“I stood for a moment struck by the grotesque effect of his soaring figure.”
Drawn by E. Herring, 1900 for The First Men in the Moon.
263“The destroying monsters from Mars wreck the railways.”
Drawn by Warwick Goble, 1897 for The War of the Worlds.
264“In a group round the mouth were sixteen slender almost whip-like tentacles, arranged in two bunches of eight each.”
Drawn by Warwick Goble, 1897 for The War of the Worlds.
389“The whole area was a moon, a stupendous scimitar of white dawn.”
Drawn by E. Herring, 1900 for The First Men in the Moon.
Note - "scimitar" is misspelled as "simitar" in the publication.
390“‘Radient energy,’ he made me understand, was anything like light or heat or those Röntgen Rays there was so much talk about a year or so ago.”
Drawn by E. Herring, 1900 for The First Men in the Moon.
529“His great hand would come over the garden walls, he would covet the very bread in the baker’s cart.”
Drawn by Cyrus Cuneo, 1904 for The Food of the Gods.
530“A muscular young person ... used to take him for his airings in an eight-horsepower hill-climbing perambulator.”
Drawn by Cyrus Cuneo, 1904 for The Food of the Gods.
689“‘Mother,’ he would say, ‘If it’s good to work, why doesn’t everyone work?’”
Drawn by Cyrus Cuneo, 1904 for The Food of the Gods.
690“Brought home on the milkman’s hand-truck.”
Drawn by Cyrus Cuneo, 1904 for The Food of the Gods.
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