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WELLS, H. G.. The Island of Doctor Moreau. (1896 - FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE)

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TITLE: The Island of Doctor Moreau.

PUBLISHER: London: William Heinemann, 1896.

DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE. 1 vol., edges uncut, frontis plate - with the tissue guard, 1 page advert for "The Time Machine" & 32pp publishers ads, publisher's monogram blind stamped to lower right corner of rear cover. Bound in the publisher's pictorial stamped yellow binding, head and foot of spine fine, inner and outer hinges fine, back corners fresh and square, stamping to the cover and spine are bright, no lean to spine, absolutely no spotting or foxing to be found anywhere on or in the book, no bookplate or previous ownership markings, to be truly critical there is the faintest of handling to the rear cover, some dusting to the top edges of the pages, some very faint shelf rubbing to the lower edge of the covers, and a very small discreet booksellers blind stamp to the upper right hand corner of the front blank endleaf.

CONDITION: A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL COPY. Nearly as fresh as the day it was issued, honestly the finest we have ever seen. If you're not happy with this copy you will never be happy with any copy!

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