The Island of Dr. Moreau.London: William Heinemann, 1896 Stock Code: 145990
A smart copyFirst edition, first issue, with rear advertisement for The Time Machine on terminal leaf preceding 16 leaves of advertisements, beginning with The Manxman and ending with Out of Due Season. One of Wells's best-known books, a seminal work of science fiction, and a major influence on popular culture both at the time and since.
Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in black, front cover lettered and decorated in red and black, blind-stamped publisher's monogram to rear cover (binding B, no priority).
Frontispiece with tissue guard.
Neat bookplate to front pastedown. Spine cocked and lightly browned, slight bumps to ends, cloth a little soiled, stamped illustration crisp, a couple of tiny spots of wear to board edges, minor foxing to prelims, contents clean and fresh; an attractive copy in very good condition.
Bleiler, Supernatural Fiction, pp. 519-21; Currey, 520; Hammond B3; Wells 7.
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