4 June 2008
WELLS, H.G. The Passionate Friends, a novel. London: Macmillan and Co., 1913.
8° (190 x 127mm). Half-title, final 6 advertisement leaves. Original green cloth, upper cover with blindstamped 'tree' block incorporating gilt lettering, top edge gilt (spine slightly faded).
FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "Pinnie Winks with Love. From her affectionate Son in law HG." on front free endpaper. Fictional autobiography of Stephen Stratton, a rector's son, first published in The Grand Magazine. Hammond A9; Wells 51.
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