Lot 9
  • 9

Melville, Herman

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6,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • The Works. London: Constable and Company, 1922–1924
  • leather, ink, paper
16 volumes, 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 in.; 227 x 147 mm). Title-pages printed in blue and black. Publishers blue cloth, covers blind-paneled, spines gilt-lettered and blind-paneled, brown slate endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut; three spines very slightly faded.

Literature

BAL 13680, 13682, 13683

Catalogue Note

Standard edition, number 395 of 750 sets, incorporating the first edition of Billy Budd; numerous stories, prose pieces, and poems previously uncollected in book form; and a "Bibliography of the First Editions of the Prose Works of Herman Melville" by Michael Sadleir. A fine set.
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