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    H. G. Wells. The Island of Doctor Moreau. [and:] The Stolen Bacillus. London: 1896; 1895. First editions. A superb copy of Island of Doctor Moreau.

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    H. G. Wells. The Island of Doctor Moreau. [and:] The Stolen Bacillus. London: William Heinemann; Methuen, 1896; 1895. First editions in the publisher's bindings. A superb copy of Island of Doctor Moreau.

    Island of Doctor Moreau: Octavo. x, [222], [1, ad for The Time Machine], [1, blank] pages. With frontispiece and thirty-two page publisher's catalogue inserted. Publisher's light tan cloth, front cover decoratively stamped and lettered in red and black, spine lettered in black, publisher's device in blind on rear cover. Some minor rubbing to cloth, very minor offsetting to pastedowns. A bright, fine copy of this title, hardly ever seen in this condition. The Stolen Bacillus: Octavo. [2, blank], [x], 275, [1, colophon] pages. With thirty-two page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear. Publisher's full dark blue cloth, front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Spine a bit dull, binding rubbed, some foxing to endleaves. Skewed. A good copy.

    Hammond B3, C1.

    From the John McLaughlin/Book Sail Collection.



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