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THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU: A POSSIBILITY - Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge] - 1896. 
New York, New York 1896 - Small octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 9-249 [250: blank], flyleaf at front, title page printed orange and black, original decorated black cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. The British and U.S. editions have minor textual differences. "The most Swiftian -- and the most sustained -- of all Wells's science fiction satires ." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, p. 1079-83. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-162; (1981) 1-172; (1987) 1-100; (1995) 1-100; and (2004) II-1228. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2327. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 798. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 20. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 226. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 66. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15043. Currey (2002), p. 420 (binding A). Wells 7. Wells Society 8. Kramer 76. Previous owner's signature and date in ink ('97) to front free endpaper with their bookplate affixed to front paste-down, front hinge repaired, a nearly fine copy. (19943) First U.S. edition, first binding of black cloth with spine imprint reading STONE & / KIMBALL / NEW YORK.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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