H. G. Wells' book THE TIME MACHINE was revolutionary when it was published in 1895, and it was one of the author's early hits. It has remained popular, never out of print, and adapted for comic books, radio, television, and film on numerous occasions. Futhermore, Wells' new term "time machine" has passed into the language.
In addition to being an entertaining story, the book allowed the author to air his (not always popular) views on socialism, industry, and life in general.
The book is bound in dark blue buckram, and features a dust jacket in the same blue, with a modern design suggesting the time machine on the front; a sketch of the author appears on the back. The "time machine" design is carried through on the endpapers and on the title page.
The book consists of 180 pages, and has overall dimensions of 65 x 65 x 16 mm (2-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 5/8 inches). The first printing of the Plum Park Press miniature edition of Wells's TIME MACHINE consisted of 12 copies; a second printing of 12 copies is now available. The price is $30 each, plus $5 for shipping and handling.