London: Macmillan and Company, 1909. First edition, first issue, with 8 pages of publishers' advertisements date "1.09". Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by H.G. Wells on the half title page, "To T.K. Rose from H.G. Wells (& may it stand the assay). The recipient Thomas Kirke Rose, was a Assayer of the Royal Mint from 1902-1926. In excellent condition with some reinforcement to the crown and foot of the spine. Uncommon signed and inscribed. Tono-Bungay is a realist semiautobiographical novel written by H. G. Wells and published in 1909. It has been called "arguably his most artistic book". (Inventory #: 19039)
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