H.G. Wells - The Island of Dr Moreau - Heinemann, 1896, First Edition.


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London, Heinemann, 1896. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. A milestone in the development of the genre and a highlight in sceince fiction collecting. Currey's state B2 [There are two binding states of the first impression, and three states of the ads bound to the rear. No priority has been established to these states. The present copy has the publisher's blindstamp to rear board (rather than black), and has the 32 pages (16 leaves) of ads to the rear commencing with The Manxman and terminating with Out of Season {Currey, p520}]. In Bleiler [p205]. Slight lean, spine tips bumped and rubbed, spine darkened, owner's plate to front endpaper and same owner's inscription to front free endpaper, tissue guard to title page foxed. [7065, Hyraxia Books].


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