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    Wells's First Published Work

    H. G. Wells. Text-Book of Biology. London: W. B. Clive & Co., [no date, 1893]. First edition of Wells's first published work, with early-issue catalogs. Two octavo volumes. x, 149, [1, blank]; x, 157, [1, blank], [2, advertisements] pages. Each with thirty-two page publisher's catalog inserted at rear, dated 21.8.93 and 23.10.93. Forty-seven folding plates illustrated by Wells tipped in throughout the two volumes. Original dark green cloth, boards double-ruled in blind, spines lettered and stamped in gilt. Cloth lightly rubbed with occasional scuff, two small bruises to front board of second volume, both spines very slightly cocked, light wear to spine ends and edges, corners bumped. Hinges starting with occasional over-opening throughout, scant holographic notations, including numbering to some plates, bookseller tickets to front pastedowns. Still, a clean and presentable very good set of an uncommon work. Hammond E1. Wells 1. From the Larry McMurtry Collection of H. G. Wells, with McMurtry's bookplate.

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