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The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells, 1896, 1st Edition, Chelsea Bindery



The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells

First Edition, Published by Heinemann, London in 1896

Custom Full Leather Binding by The Chelsea Bindery

FINE Condition

Binding Details:  Beautiful full leather binding by the Chelsea Bindery consisting of full yellow morocco leather with the cover and spine reproducing the original cloths cover and spine labeling. The original cover and spine are bound-in at the rear of the book. There are yellow silk headbands and all page ends are gold gilted. 

The book measures 7.5” x 5.25” and contains an illustrated frontispiece, an advertising leaf for “The Time Machine”, and 32 pages of publisher’s advertisements.

Book Details:  This is the first edition of H.G. Well’s science fiction classic “The Island of Doctor Moreau” published by William Heinemann, London in 1896. Steven Grant provides a wonderful summary, “One of H.G. Wells’ most visionary tales, The Island of Dr. Moreau relates the disturbing tale of Prendick, a shipwrecked naturalist who unwittingly discovers a horrific scientific and social experiment that is creating a blurred race of hideous creatures, half-human and half-best. Terrifying and spellbinding, Wells’ masterpiece warns of the catastrophe that could result when man recklessly tampers with nature. Eric Vincent’s artwork vividly summons up the nightmarish life in Dr. Moreau’s tortured world.”

Condition Report:  The binding and internals are in FINE condition.

Photographs of the binding appear in the photo section of the listing.