single page item is a reproduction of the first page of H.G.
Wells classic story, The Time Machine. It makes for
a terrific piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
H. G. Wells
The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak
of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us. His grey
eyes shone and twinkled, and his usually pale face was flushed
and animated. The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance
of the incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught
the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses. Our chairs,
being his patents, embraced and caressed us rather than submitted
to be sat upon, and there was that luxurious after-dinner
atmosphere when thought roams gracefully free of the trammels
of precision. And he put it to us in this waymarking
the points with a lean forefingeras we sat and lazily
admired his earnestness over this new paradox (as we thought
it) and his fecundity.
must follow me carefully. I shall have to controvert one or
two ideas that are almost universally accepted. The geometry,
for instance, they taught you at school is founded on a misconception.
not that rather a large thing to expect us to begin upon?
said Filby, an argumentative person with red hair.
do not mean to ask you to accept anything without reasonable
ground for it. You will soon admit as much as I need from
you. You know of course that a mathematical line, a line of
thickness nil,has no real existence. They taught you that?
Neither has a mathematical plane. These things are mere abstractions.
is all right, said the Psychologist.
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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