The Island of Doctor Moreau Wells, H.G. London, Heinemann, 1896.
Decorated tan cloth. First Edition. First binding with publisher’s monogram in blind on rear cover. 32-page catalogue with page  headed “The Manxman” inserted at rear. Wells’s evolutionary fantasy about a shipwrecked naturalist who becomes involved in an experiment to ‘humanize’ animals by surgery, producing in the end only quasi-human monsters.