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    To "the Godmother of this Book"

    H. G. Wells. INSCRIBED. Phoenix. A Summary of the Inescapable Conditions of World Reorganisation. London: Secker & Warburg, 1942. First edition, inscribed by the author to Moura Budberg, "the godmother of this book." Octavo. 192 pages. Publisher's greenish-gray cloth, spine lettered in purple, in original dust jacket. Cloth very slightly dulled, light wear to board edges, some dust soiling to top edge. Just jacket spine panel tattered with some toning, front panel nearly detached. A very good copy with a just fair jacket. Though the book lacks a dedication leaf, it's difficult to imagine a more deserving recipient, based on Wells's loving inscription. Hammond E43. From the Larry McMurtry Collection of H. G. Wells, with McMurtry's bookplate.

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    April, 2015
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