Lot 286: WELLS, H.G. Island of Doctor Moreau.
November 10, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: WELLS, H.G. The Island of Doctor Moreau. Frontispiece by 'C.R.A.' [Charles Robert Ashbee], half-title with adverts on verso. 8vo, publisher's pictorial tan cloth, few trifling blemishes to covers and spine; bookplate and small booklabel to front pastedown, contents clean. London: William Heinemann, 1896
Notes: first edition, first issue. Conforms to Currey's priority (A) binding with publisher's blindstamped monogram on rear cover. Publisher's inserted advertisements at end. A fine copy, scarce in this condition. Currey, p. 520.