1910 · New York
by WELLS, H.G. [Herbert George Wells]
New York: Duffield and Company, 1910. First American Edition. First Printing. Second issue, with quotations by G.H. Lewes and Henry James on the copyright page. Octavo (19.5cm). Red cloth covered boards titled in gilt on cover and spine; 490pp. Rear hinge cracked; spine ends pushed; light rubbing to the extremities; tiny bookseller's ticket from Brentano's inside rear cover. Very Good or better.
From wikipedia: "Because it's plot notoriously derived from Wells's affair with Amber Reeves and satirised Beatrice and Sidney Webb, it was "the literary scandal of its day". First printed serially in the English Review (May-Oct.1910). WELLS 40. CURREY, p.521. (Inventory #: 53264)