The Passionate Friends; Collection of British Authors Tauchnitz Edition Volumes 4443 & 4444. H. G. WELLS.
The Passionate Friends; Collection of British Authors Tauchnitz Edition Volumes 4443 & 4444

The Passionate Friends; Collection of British Authors Tauchnitz Edition Volumes 4443 & 4444

Leipzi: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1913. Date Published: Edition:
Complete in two volumes, both softcover octavo (16.3 x 11.8cm), Vol. 1: pp. 286, [2], Vol. 2: pp. 253, [3] + 32 pages of advertising; paper wraps with black borders and lettering, publisher’s advertising endpapers.

Vol. 1: chips to head and tail, nibbling to top of spine, spine reinforced with clear tape, joints tender and reinforced with paper tape; wraps toned, marked and scuffed with edgewear including chips and creases, slight contact with water has caused transfer of red colour to front cover, 55mm gentle crease to bottom corner of front wrap, small black pen marks towards top corner, edges of text block uneven, toned with edgewear; pages mostly clean with light creasing and occasional spotting throughout.

Vol. 2: very similar condition to Vol 1., specifically, chips to head and tail, spine reinforced with clear tape, joints tender and reinforced with paper tape; wraps toned, marked and scuffed with edgewear including chips and creases, 7 x 20mm chip without loss at top of front cover, bottom corner torn off without loss, slight contact with water has caused transfer of red colour to edges of back cover; edges of text block uneven, toned with edgewear; pages mostly clean with light creasing and occasional spotting throughout. Item #931

The Tauchnitz family were German printers and publishers who produced English language literature for distribution in Europe outside of Great Britain. This copy of The Passionate Friends was published the same year as the first edition.

Price: $50.00

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