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Lot 285: WELLS, H.G. Island of Doctor Moreau.

19TH & 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE

by Swann Auction Galleries

10 November 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: WELLS, H.G. The Island of Doctor Moreau. Frontispiece by ''C.R.A.'' [Charles Robert Ashbee], unopened half-title with adverts on verso. 8vo, publisher''s tan pictorial cloth, slight lean, scattered soiling, spine browned with short chipping to head and foot and closed tear, joints rubbed showing small frays and chips; Eugene Plunkett bookplate (with penciled numerals) offset to facing flyleaf, hinges starting. London: Heinemann, 1896

Notes: first edition, first issue. presentation copy inscribed by the author: "W.E. Henley / from H.G. Wells: / one of his literary godsons." Conforms to Currey''s priority (A) binding with publisher''s blindstamped monogram on rear cover. Publisher''s advertisements at end. Currey, p. 520.

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