THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU. London: William Heinemann, 1896. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-v] vi-vii [viii-ix] x  2-219 [220: blank] [221: note] [222: printer's imprint] [223: ad] [224: blank] [note: leaf preceding half title leaf is a blank] + -page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece (tissue guard missing), original pictorial light brown cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in black, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel. First edition. First binding with publisher's monogram in blind on rear cover. 32-page catalogue with page  headed "The Manxman" inserted at rear. "The most Swiftian -- and the most sustained -- of all Wells's science fiction satires ..." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, p. 1079-83. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-162; (1981) 1-172; (1987) 1-100; (1995) 1-100; and (2004) II-1228. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2327. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 798. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 20. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 226. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 66. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15043. Currey, p. 520 (binding A., catalogue 2 [no priority established]). Hammond B3. Wells 7. Wells Society 8. Mild wear to lower front corner tip, tiny stain at upper edge of front cover, some dust soiling to cloth, some tanning to endpapers, a very good copy. A small photograph of a young H. W. Wells clipped from a magazine is tipped in on the front free endpaper. Accompanied by a signed handwritten note (ANs) from Wells dated 4 October n. y. [but 1895] written on both sides of a small card requesting that a newspaper correct the publication date of the then yet to be published THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU. (#151987).
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