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    H. G. Wells. First and Last Things. New York: 1908. First American edition. With a humorous presentation by Wells.

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    H. G. Wells. First and Last Things. A Confession of Faith and a Rule of Life. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1908. First American edition. With a humorous presentation by Wells.

    Inscribed by Wells on the second blank: "To/Doctor Mac Taggart & Mrs. Mac Taggart/From/H. G. Wells./Respectfully their[?] friend/[underline]/N. B. Please allow for Printers/Errors, some of which in this book/are Singularly beastly." Octavo. [6], [viii], 307, [1, blank], [4, ads], [2, blank] pages. Publisher's full green cloth, front cover and spine lettered in gilt. Binding slightly rubbed and bumped, Wells' inscription a bit blurry (not due to any apparent dampstaining, but perhaps to the nature of the paper or the ink used), small ink stain to text block at bottom. Skewed. Very good.

    Hammond E8 (discussing the first English edition).

    From the John McLaughlin/Book Sail Collection.



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    10th Wednesday
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