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Certain Personal Matters (First Edition - Wells, H. G - 1898. 
Lawrence Bullen, London 1898 - First Edition. and correct first, preceding the colonial edition published just after by Heinemann. Catalog in the rear dated 1897, as called for. Inscribed by Wells to his father on the half-title page: "Joseph Wells / from his unworthy son." A significant inscription, not only in terms of the recipient, but the content. Wells was a failure in a variety of apprenticeships as a young man before finally finding success as a writer, and like his mother, had a difficult relationship with his father. Certain Personal Matters is a collection of essays by Wells, some humorous and some autobiographical, that for the most part originally appeared in British periodicals such as Pall Mall, New Budget, and The Saturday Review. Very Good plus in original cloth-covered boards, slightly cocked, a couple of corners bumped, with some slight fading to the spine cloth. Gilt rule and titles on the front board and spine quite clean and bright. A very nice copy overall, and a superb association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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