WELLS, Herbert George. The Passionate Friends: A Novel.
London, MacMillan and Co., 1913.
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 H. G. / and someday we will win at tennis”.
Daisy Blumenfeld was the wife of R. D. Blumenfeld, chief editor of the Daily Express for over 30 years. He was a close friend and a neighbour of Wells, who was often invited at the residence to play tennis and discuss politics and narrative.
Bibliography: Herbert George Wells Newsletter, 1990.