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    H. G. Wells. The Door in the Wall and Other Stories. New York & London: Mitchell Kennerley. 1911. First English edition, one of 600 copies. Quarto in sixes. 153, [1, blank], [2, imprint] pages. Illustrated with photographs by Alvin Langdon Coburn, reproduced in Aquatone and mounted. Publisher's maroon boards stamped in gilt, backed in gray-brown cloth with printed paper spine label. Edges and upper board sunned, corners bumped, moderate edgewear, somewhat rubbed. Cream endpapers; a few professional repairs to the front free endpaper, bookplate and publisher's note to the front pastedown, minor soiling and offsetting. Internally clean and tight, top edge trimmed, other edges untrimmed; text block edges toned with minor wear. Very good or better.

    "It was for this volume that Frederic W. Goudy designed his now famous Kennerley Type," [publisher's note].

    Hammond, c7; Society, 44; Wells (1925), 43. From the Gary Munson Collection


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