The handling machine
Photomechanical reproduction of a watercolour
4½ x 3 inches
H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, serialized in Pearson’s Magazine, 4 (July – Dec 1897), 561..
A detail showing one of the Martians thrashing around. On this occasion, the creature is shown as a squid or octopus, although it also recalls the ancient trilobite.
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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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