WELLS, H.G. 1866-1946. The Island of Doctor Moreau. London: William Heinemann, 1896.

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WELLS, H.G. 1866-1946.
The Island of Doctor Moreau. London: William Heinemann, 1896.

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WELLS, H.G. 1866-1946.
The Island of Doctor Moreau. London: William Heinemann, 1896.
8vo. Illustrated frontispiece. 1 p advertisement for The Time Machine and 32 pp publisher advertisements at end. Publisher's light brown pictorial cloth decorated in red and black, with blind-stamped publisher's monogram on lower cover, top and fore-edges uncut. Light soiling and bumping to covers, minimal browning.
Provenance: C.M. Sweet (inscription on free front endpaper, dated 1896).

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of Wells's chilling warning about the dangers of scientific progress run amok. The advertisements at the end of this example start with The Manxman and end with Out of Season, the early 32-page variant. Currey p 520; Hammond B3.
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WELLS, H.G. 1866-1946. The Island of Doctor Moreau. London: William Heinemann, 1896.
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