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      Sale 2430 | Lot 285
      Price Realized: $7,000With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2430 Lot 285

        WELLS, H.G. The Island of Doctor Moreau. Frontispiece by 'C.R.A.' [Charles Robert Ashbee], unopened half-title with adverts on verso. 8vo, publisher's tan pictorial cloth, slight lean, scattered soiling, spine browned with short chipping to head and foot and closed tear, joints rubbed showing small frays and chips; Eugene Plunkett bookplate (with penciled numerals) offset to facing flyleaf, hinges starting. London: Heinemann, 1896

        Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

        first edition, first issue. presentation copy inscribed by the author: "W.E. Henley / from H.G. Wells: / one of his literary godsons." Conforms to Currey's priority (A) binding with publisher's blindstamped monogram on rear cover. Publisher's advertisements at end. Currey, p. 520.

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $7,000