WELLS, Herbert George

WELLS, Herbert George. The Passionate Friends: A Novel.

London, MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1913.

£2000

FIRST EDITION. 8vo, original green vertically ribbed cloth, spine and front board with gilt lettering and vine motifs in blind, top fore-edge gilt. Light wear to joints, corners and spine caps. A Presentation copy, affectionately inscribed by the author to his friend Daisy Blumenfeld: “D. B. / from Herbert George / and someday we will win at tennis”. Even though we could not find much information on Daisy Blumenfeld, it is known that she was a good friend of Wells and they corresponded frequently. She appears in The Correspondence of H.G. Wells, edited by David C. Smith and Patrick Parrinder (London, 1998).