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Seven For A Secret. 1922 First Edition. Original dust jacket. Henry Webb’s copy

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Mary Webb. Seven for a Secret. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1922. First edition, in original dust jacket. Signed on the front free endpaper: “H. B. L. Webb / Oct. 1922. / Spring Cottage / Lyth Hill / Salop—.” This was Henry Webb’s own copy of his wife’s third novel. Later owned by William Targ (1907–1999), bookseller, publisher, and editor-in-chief of G. P. Putnam and Sons. Targ is best known for publishing Mario Puzo’s novel, The Godfather (1969).