LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM. H. G. WELLS.

LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM

London & New York: Harper, 1900. Hardcover. Preceded by an edition published by Stokes earlier in the year with the subtitle: "The Story of a Very Young Couple." This copy INSCRIBED on the half title page to Joseph Gitterman on Monday Oct. 31 [1921] and SIGNED "H. G. Wells" with a fancy flourish at the end. In addition Wells writes, "This is among the books I care for most," signing with his initials. Indeed Wells believed that this title and his later book KIPPS were his two books most likely to survive. Time, of course, has proven him wrong. Gitterman's small bookplate tipped to the front free endpaper. Repaired tear to the spine head not touching the lettering. A little cocked with rubbing along spine edges. Very Good. Item #009734

Price: $1,500.00