390
390
Melville, Herman
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390
Melville, Herman
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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Melville, Herman

Moby-Dick; or, the Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851

8vo (7 3/8 x 5 in.; 188 x 127 mm). Six-page publisher's advertisement at end; scattered foxing. Publisher's drab purple-brown "A" cloth, covers with heavy-ruled frame and publisher's device in center, spine gilt-lettered, orange-coated endleaves, in a red half-morocco slipcase; five small tears in joints, a few small stains on backstrip.


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Literature

BAL 13664; Sadleir, Excursions 229

Catalogue Note

First American Edition. First binding, with the publisher's device stamped in blind on the covers. This edition contains thirty-five passages and the "Epilogue" omitted from the English edition which preceded it.

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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New York