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    A Romance Presented to a Former Spouse

    H. G. Wells. INSCRIBED. Love and Mr. Lewisham. London: Harper, 1900. First English edition, inscribed by the author to I[sabel]. M[ary]. Wells, his cousin and first wife. Published six years after their separation and inscribed without sentiment. Octavo. viii, 323, [1, printer's imprint], with four page publisher's catalog inserted at rear. Publisher's red cloth lettered in gilt, front cover ruled in white. Covers rubbed with light wear at joints and edges, backstrip faded, spine slightly cocked, some scant soiling. Some offsetting to endpapers, pages lightly foxed. A good copy with a wonderful association. Currey, 420. Hammond A2. Wells 17. From the Larry McMurtry Collection of H. G. Wells, with McMurtry's bookplate.

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