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Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers (1851)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First American Edition; first binding; with the original cloth bound in blue from the publisher. In the Melville bibliography, this would be the blue "A" cloth, the true first American edition and most desirable copy for a collector. Many copies of this first edition were burned in a fire, and the remaining copies tend to be re-bound. This rare first edition is one of the surviving copies still in the original cloth, untouched. The book has some foxing mainly effecting the first few pages and the endpapers. The front flyleaf has a small piece of the corner missing, not effecting any lettering. The boards have some wear to the corners and edges. The spine ends have some light fraying. Otherwise, the book is quite lovely. Besides the previous owner's early signature, the book is clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. The binding is tight, and the book is one of the nicer copies that you will find on the market with the original first printing binding. Overall, a collectable copy of this first edition housed in custom clamshell for preservation. We buy Melville First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-457533586

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MELVILLE, Herman.

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1851)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1851. hardcover. Book Condition: very good(-). First. 8vo, original brown cloth, stamped in blind & gilt, the spine slightly eroded at the extremes. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First American Edition. First binding, with the publisher's device stamped on both sides; orange-brown endpapers; light foxing, as usual, particularly on the blank extra flyleaves & title page; spine has several short (repaired) tears at the extremes. 6 pages of ads. In all, a sound copy of this important book, housed in a full leather slipcase with an elaborately gilt spine. AL 13664; Grolier American 60. Bookseller Inventory # 179424

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MELVILLE, HERMAN.

Published by New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851 (1851)

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Item Description: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851, 1851. First American Edition; first binding; publisher's green cloth. Foxing; some page staining; cloth spotting and fraying; contemporary inscription on the front endpaper; a good copy in a custom slipcase. The three-volume London edition was published a month earlier. Harper & Brothers set the type from Melville's manuscript, and the English edition was set from Melville's annotated Harper sheets. The American edition contains some 35 passages expurgated by Bentley in the The Whale. Nearly all of the unsold copies of this 3000 copy edition were destroyed three years later in a warehouse fire, but this loss would hardly have upset the critical and reading public, as the book was generally misunderstood and largely ignored. Melville's career sunk like the Pequod, his reputation salvaged only well after his death. Bookseller Inventory # 27892

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MELVILLE, Herman.

Published by Harper, New York (1851)

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Item Description: Harper, New York, 1851. hardcover. Book Condition: very good. First. Melville's great classic, in the first binding, complete with 6 pages of ads at rear; covers blind-stamped with a heavy rule frame and circular device in the center of both boards. This copy has double orange flyleaves, front & rear, with an ownership signature dated 1851 on the verso of the rear orange flyleaf. Housed in an attractive 1/4 green morocco slipcase. -- BAL 13664. xxiii, 635 pages, plus ads. Thick 8vo, original slate blue cloth faded to green on spine and edges and with light shelf wear; upper corner of front cover faintly stained and with repairs at spine ends; original orange endpapers are discolored at center and have a small embossed bookseller's ticket; some light foxing on title and other preliminary pages. New York: Harper & Brothers & London: Richard Bentley, 1851. First edition. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 178399

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Melville, Herman

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Item Description: New York: Harper & Brothers and London: John Murray, 1851. Thick 8vo, xxiii, 634, [635, Epilogue], (6, ads.) pp. Original brown cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, publisherÕs blind-stamp on both covers, orange endpaper darkened at the centre as usual. A skillfully restored copy, with a small blank section of the title-page filled in, hinges repaired and text recased, backstrip strengthened. In a new quarter blue morocco box. First American edition of one of the greatest novels of the century in English. An fascinating association copy, inscribed at the front: ÒA. P. Charles for J. M. Macy.Ó Of special interest is MacyÕs note in pencil at the end: ÒA personal medley of transcendental stuff, superstitious notions, and whale oil. Can such a work live? Take out the notes on the sperm whales, which seem exaggerated, and whatÕs left? Nov. 30 [18] Õ51.Ó Annotations by original readers in the very month and year of publication are of absolute rarity: BAL suggest Nov. 15 as the date of publication. The Macy family was well known in Nantucket and a J.M. Macy is recorded in the Historical Society records; he would have been 47 in 1851 which makes it very possible he was qualified to comment on the book from personal knowledge. BAL 13664, Grolier American 100, 64. Bookseller Inventory # 106253

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MELVILLE, Herman

Published by Harper and Brothers, New York (1851)

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Item Description: Harper and Brothers, New York, 1851. First Edition. A firm, unsophisticated copy of Melville's masterpiece, preceded by a three-volume London edition a month earlier. The American edition was 3000 copies, but the book sold poorly, and many unsold copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire in 1854. BAL 13664. GROLIER AMERICAN 60. Octavo (19cm); Blanck's first binding of slate A cloth with embossed circular publisher's device to front and rear boards; [i-xxiv], [1]-[635] + 6pp. publisher's ads. Original orange-coated endpapers. A good, unrestored copy. Spine has faded to tan, with consequent dulling to gilt; small losses to cloth at spine ends, joints and board edges, with one small, old inexpert repair to cloth at base of spine. Front free endpaper with a small (ca. 1/2") abrasion, the result of an ill-advised erasure, which has further suffered an undignified later attempt at re-coloring. Scattered foxing within, but text generally fresh and tight. Bookplate of Miriam Dyer-Bennett to front pastedown. In custom morocco and marbled paper clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 17039

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Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York (1851)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1851. First Edition. FIRST BINDING, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and back board. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt-stamped spine, expertly rebacked with the loss only of a little of the decorative rule at the spine tips. There are a few light residual creases to the cloth on the spine, and a faint, semi-circular dampstain on the front board. Internally, the name R. G. Stockbridge is twice stamped in ink on the front free endpaper and there is some scattered foxing, mostly light, a little heavier on the flyleaves and preliminaries. Complete with the original brown-orange endpapers, the six pages of terminal publisher's ads, a terminal blank, and double flyleaves at both the front and back. A bright, Very Good copy in the appealing red cloth binding. BAL 13664. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000122

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MELVILLE, Herman.

Published by New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851 (1851)

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Item Description: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851, 1851. Duodecimo. Original morocco-grain brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt with decorative band in gilt at head and tail, covers blocked in blind with thick one-line border and central publisher's life buoy device, orange coated endpapers. Housed in a red morocco solander box with gilt lettering and chemise. Joints and front inner hinge cracked but holding well, binding a touch shaken with first gathering loose but holding, boards somewhat scuffed and marked, some foxing as usual but a very good copy in the highly uncommon original cloth and the gilt titles still bright. Complete with six pages of publisher's advertisements at rear. First US edition, in the first binding: Harper & Brothers issued the book in a variety of cloth colours with no priority given. With the ownership inscription to the front free endpaper: "Charles Warren Stoddard / [?] / Maui / H[awaii?] / May 84". Stoddard (1843-1909) was an American author who made several trips to Hawaii, the first being for health reasons in 1864; in the preface to his South-Sea Idyls (Boston: Osgood, 1873) he refers several times to Melville, who of course had sailed to Hawaii years before. Late in 1866, Stoddard sent Melville a copy of his newly published Poems along with a note to say that he had seen no trace of his idol during his own sojourn there. Melville's reply, dated New York. Jan, 20th 1867, reads: "Dear Sir: I have read with much pleasure the printed Verses you sent me, and, among others, was quite struck with the little effusion entitled 'Cherries & Grapes'. I do not wonder that you found no traces of me at the Hawaiian Islands. Yours Very Truly, H. Melville" (Horth). Judging from this rather noncommittal response, Melville may not have noticed the homosexual tenor of Stoddard's writing, though it was Melville's presentation of the character Kory-Kory in Typee that inspired Stoddard to write "a story celebrating the sort of male friendships to which Melville had more than once alluded" (Parker). Stoddard later met Robert Louis Stevenson in San Fransisco, with the Scotsman himself now on his way to the South Seas, and presented him with copies of two Melville works for the voyage: Typee and Omoo. Stevenson later wrote in a magazine article of there being "but two writers who have touched the South Seas with any genius, both Americans: Melville and Charles Warren Stoddard" (Hayes). This US edition was the first to appear under the familiar title and was set from Melville's original manuscript. The Whale, issued shortly before in London, was set from New York sheets, with Melville's alterations. The present volume contains some thirty-five passages and the epilogue omitted from the English edition: a unique association copy of the American masterpiece in its complete form. BAL 13664; Grolier American 60; Johnson High Spots 57; Horth, ed., Correspondence; Hayes, ed., The Cambridge Introduction to Herman Melville; Parker, Herman Melville: A Biography. Bookseller Inventory # 97441

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KENT, ROCKWELL] MELVILLE, HERMAN.

Published by Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1930 (1930)

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Item Description: Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1930, 1930. First Edition; one of 1000 copies. Quarto; three volumes; publisher's black cloth; very minor wear; a near fine set in the original aluminum slipcase, which has some scratches and discoloration. Two of the volumes retain the remnants of the original clear dust jackets with paper flaps. and an announcement of an exhibition of Kent's drawings for this book is laid in. More 80 years on, this remains the finest illustrated edition of the book often claimed as America's great novel. Bookseller Inventory # 29026

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Herman Melville

Published by The Arion Press (1979)

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Item Description: The Arion Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The book is in very good condition. This is a large book measuring 10 " x 15". The Silver lettering to the spine is bright. There is some light rubbing to the outside boards. There are no signatures, bookplates, or markings of any kind in the book. This book contains all 100 wood engravings by Barry Moser. All the illustrations are in excellent condition. The pages are clean and free of any foxing. This is the limited First edition and is one of only 250 copies printed by the Arion Press in 1979. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13093238662

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MELVILLE, Herman

Published by Lakeside Press (1930)

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Item Description: Lakeside Press, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition. 4to. 280 illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Original silver stamped black cloth, beveled edges; top edges stained black (spine ends slightly toned). Very good, no foxing. 3 volumes complete. No signatures or bookplates. Original aluminum slipcase (usual rubbing). Pages are mostly unopened. There is little if any of the offsetting of the plates onto the text. One of 1,000 sets. Artist and the Book 140. Kent's magnum opus. Extra shipping required. Bookseller Inventory # 308649

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Melville, Herman

Published by Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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Item Description: Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: fair. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). First edition thus. Limited Edition of 1000. In aluminum slipcase as released, with original cellophane present but in pieces. Large Quarto, silver decorations on grey cloth. Spines slightly sunned. All 3 volumes in Very Good+ condition, the only fault being the owner's pastedown p A beautiful and famous edition decorated and illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Profusely illustrated with Kent's signature engraving style., this edition has become the definitive Moby Dick of the twentieth century. Bookseller Inventory # TW100000292

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Melville, Herman; Rockwell Kent, illustrator

Published by The Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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Item Description: The Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. First of this illustrated edition. Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. Three volumes. xxvii, [1], 279; vi, [2], 284; and vii, [1], 282, [5] pages. Illustrations by Rockwell Kent throughout, reckoned in the pagination. Original black cloth stamped in silver, designed by Rockwell Kent. [30 cm.] Complete with the original aluminum slipcase (scuffed and with some discoloration); lacking the glassine dust jackets. Good plus. Nice internally with the expected offsetting from the plates onto the facing pages. Partially unopened. Endpapers are little tanned at the hinges. Bindings are solid and tight, however the spines show a little silverfish damage, resulting in some slight loss of cloth at the ends. The portions of the paper spine linings thus exposed have been professionally colored to closely match the surrounding cloth, making the damage far less noticeable. Still a respectable set overall. FIRST OF THIS ILLUSTRATED EDITION. One of one thousand sets printed. A single volume trade edition was issued later the same year. A beautifully designed and printed edition, this is one of the high spots of American book illustration in the 20th century. Bookseller Inventory # 0000440

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Melville, Herman (novel); Kent, Rockwell (illustrations)

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. First Edition. Octavo; black cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in silver on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 822pp, [5]; illus. A fresh, Fine copy, with the gilt bright and entirely unrubbed. Dustjacket shows a barely-discernable trace of sunning to spine, with a single 3/8" tear at upper edge of rear panel, else Fine - a superlative copy, the very best we've seen or handled. Melville's towering achievement, richly illustrated throughout by Rockwell Kent following the 3-volume Lakeside Press edition published the same year. One of the most iconic illustrated books of the 20th century, and a highpoint of Art Deco design and typography. After seeing, selling, and handling several dozen copies of this edition, we can say conclusively that we've found a copy that defies expectations. Bookseller Inventory # 1713

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Melville, Herman and Illustrated by Rockwell Kent

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine/Good. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). First Edition. Octavo, 822 pp., Dust Jacket is wrapped in a fresh Mylar protective sleeve. Old name in ink. Original dust jacket [which does not mention Herman Melville, the author] in original condition. Good jacket with wear at spine tips and a few small stains. Small chips along edges. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, first published in 1851. It is considered to be one of the Great American Novels. The story tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage:to seek out Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge. Approached in 1926 by publisher R. R. Donnelley to produce an illustrated edition of Richard Henry Dana, Jr.' s Two Years Before the Mast, Kent suggested Moby-Dick instead. Published in 1930 by the Lakeside Press of Chicago, the three-volume limited edition (1000 copies) filled with Kent's haunting black-and-white pen/brush and ink drawings sold out immediately; Random House produced this trade edition which was also immensely popular. A previously obscure book, Moby Dick had been rediscovered by critics in the early 1920s. The success of the Rockwell Kent illustrated edition was a factor in its becoming recognized as the classic it is today. Seldom found signed in original jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 025499

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MELVILLE, Herman.

Published by London: Jonathan Cape, 1923-25. (1923)

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Item Description: London: Jonathan Cape, 1923-25., 1923. All First Editions of The Library Edition. 7 volumes. A beautiful presentation in recent full dark blue morocco leather with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spines; top edges gilt. This is the First Collected Edition of the Romances, not noted by Blanck. 'Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick — largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favour with the reading public — was rediscovered in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature.' Moby Dick, listed in 'The Novel 100' (Burt, 2004). Bookseller Inventory # 42802

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Herman Melville

Published by Putman, UK (1901)

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Item Description: Putman, UK, 1901. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. A Burnham Shute (illustrator). First Edition Thus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 1st Edition Thus 1901. New introduction by Louis Becke. A. Burnham Shute (illustrator).Four black and white plates This classic novel was largely forgotton until D H Lawrence praised the work in the 1920's. Early edition of this work are very scarce. Book is very good and quitey bright. Edges and spine tips rubbed. Contents good. Small loss to endpaper. Endpapers cracked at hinges but nice tight binding. A good example of a very scarce early edition of this classic work. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request.Ref 6670. Bookseller Inventory # 009336

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MELVILLE, Herman

Published by Cassell & Company, limited (1930)

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Item Description: Cassell & Company, limited, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First British edition from Lakeside Press sheets. Thick 8vo. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Full navy blue gilt stamped morocco, marble endpapers, upper cover with grey whale onlay; edges gilt. Fine, fresh. 826 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Extra shipping required. Bookseller Inventory # 309062

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MELVILLE, Herman

Published by NY: Harper & Brothers, (1851) (1851)

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Item Description: NY: Harper & Brothers, (1851), 1851. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Very first appearance of Moby Dick in any form: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. XVII, October, 1851, Vol. III, the opening chapter of the classic, here entitled, The Town-Ho's Story. Further explanation provided as, From 'The Whale,' the title of a new work by Mr. Melville, in the press of Harper & Brothers, and now publishing in London by Mr. Bentley. Beautifully presented in a custom designed heavy plexiglass free-standing, double-sided frame to enhance the display of this unique literary collectible. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4280141551

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Melville, Herman

Published by New York: Random House (1930)

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Item Description: New York: Random House, 1930. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. Kent, Rockwell (illustrator). 1st Edition. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. First edition. Publisher's black cloth boards, with lettering and whale illustrations stamped in metallic silver; in the original gray pictorial dust jacket, with the same whale illustrations to the front panel and spine in black and blue, lettered in black. A fine copy, with a hint of wear to the spine ends, minor rubbing to the spine, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with minor wear and light rubbing to the extremities, a few minor nicks to the spine head, light toning to the spine and panel edges, else fine. Overall, a near fine and pleasing copy. One of the great American novels, Moby Dick is narrated by Ishmael, a sailor on the Pequod. The ship is led by the tyrannical Captain Ahab who is consumed by his thirst for revenge on a ferocious sperm whale named Moby Dick. The novel employs a symbolic use of the color white - an expansion upon Melville's similar symbolism in his 1850 novel White-Jacket. Melville wrote Moby Dick as his friendship with fellow American Renaissance author Nathaniel Hawthorne was developing and dedicated the book to him. In 1926, prolific illustrator and artist Rockwell Kent was commissioned to illustrate Richard Henry Dana, Jr.'s Two Years Before the Mast, but the artist declined, choosing instead to create illustrations for Moby Dick. Kent was given full artistic license, which he used to create a now iconic series of woodcut prints, including the matching covers and dust jacket. After critics rediscovered the text in the 1920s, Rockwell's illustrated edition helped accelerate the renewed appreciation of Moby Dick that helped establish it as a crowning achievement in American Romantic and Renaissance writing. Bookseller Inventory # HM025

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Herman Melville

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). 1st Edition. Black cloth with silver stamping. Book cover has head of whale, and spine has tail of whale, both in silver. End papers with slight browning. Owner's signature at top of front end paper. Many illustrations throughout by Rockwell Kent. Jacket spine is missing "se" in House and "o" in Random - back jacket edge is missing a small 1/2" section at bottom. Small chip at bottom edge and folding flap of front jacket. Dust jacket front and back covers completely intact and no graphics missing. Dust jacket in plastic. Bookseller Inventory # 000293

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Melville, Herman & Neiman, Larry

Published by Random House (1975)

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Item Description: Random House, 1975. First Edition. MOBY DICK, The Artist's Limited Edition, 1975, fine and bound in full leather with raised bands and pictorial stamping in a vg+ or better slip-case as issued. 1/1,500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the frontis with 12 full color double-page spread illustrations within. (Editorial: This book should have been originally published in 2 volumes: (1) MOBY DICK OR THE WHALE and (2) ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WHALES BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK. Seriously, however, I have come to the definitive conclusion, definitive for me, that is, that without doubt, the protagonist of this novel is Starbuck. After all, he is the one with the true conflict. As a devout Christian, does he allow the mad Ahab to endanger the crew beyond all hope and safety or as the First Mate, do whatever the Captain demands.). Bookseller Inventory # 06507

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Melville, Herman

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. First trade edition. First trade edition. xxxi, 825p. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Black cloth with pictorial design in silver on upper cover and spine. Scarce in nice dust jacket, about as nice as can be found. Book fine with no scratching to cover designs, dust jacket cover panels fine, spine panel with two lare chips to crown and small chips to foot. Bookseller Inventory # 20007

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Melville, Herman

Published by The Press of A. Colish, Mount Vernon, New York (1975)

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Item Description: The Press of A. Colish, Mount Vernon, New York, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Neimann, LeRoy (illustrator). First Edition. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Folio. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This is copy number 492 of fifteen hundred copies that have been printed for The Artist's Limited Edition. LeRoy Neiman has created thirteen paintings for this edition and has signed the frontispiece serigraph. Jacques-Yves Cousteau has written the special Preface, which he has signed on page xi. Full gilt stamped and illustrated leather, Notes on the Illustrations by LeRoy Neiman, xv, 272 pages, ribbon place marker. In its original slipcase which is in very good condition with some light soil. Illustrator: Neimann, LeRoy. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction Classic & Modern; Inventory No: 007221. Bookseller Inventory # 007221

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Melville, Herman & Kent, Rockwell

Published by Random House (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, 1930. First Edition. MOBY DICK, Random House, 1930, first edition thus, vg+/near fine in bit less than vg dust-wrapper with some light wear and tear and chipping. Illustrated with over 200 Rockwell Kent drawings. A most collectible copy. (Editorial: This book should have been originally published in 2 volumes: (1) MOBY DICK OR THE WHALE and (2) ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WHALES BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK. Seriously, however, I have come to the definitive conclusion, definitive for me that is, that without doubt, the protagonist of this novel is Starbuck. After all, he is the one with the true conflict. As a devout Christian, does he allow the mad Ahab to endanger the crew beyond all hope and safety or as the First Mate, do whatever the Captain demands.). Bookseller Inventory # 06506

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Melville, Herman

Published by The Artist's Limited Edition, NY (1975)

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Item Description: The Artist's Limited Edition, NY, 1975. Full Leather. Book Condition: Fine in a Near Fine Box. Leroy Neiman (illustrator). Limited Edition. Frontis. by Leroy Neiman. Signed by Leroy Neiman and Jacques Cousteau. Limited Edition No. 200 of 1500 copies. Signed by Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 00030175

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Melville, Herman

Published by Harper and Brothers (1851)

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Item Description: Harper and Brothers, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1851. Half leather binding over textured floral patterned cloth. Volume III, June to November. A handsome volume, which contains the story "Town's Ho" by Herman Melville, which would later become Chapter 54 in Moby Dick. Contains the first of any material from Moby Dick to ever be published. In Good+ Condition. Contents firmly bound. Former owner name penned to front free end paper, and in pencil on title page. No marking in text, though pages show heavy foxing throughout. Boards show rubbing and edge wear. Solid binding, with beautiful raised bands and gilt stamping at spine still strong. An impressive volume of historical note. Bookseller Inventory # 140905080

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Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell, Illustrator

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Item Description: Random House, 1930. Hardbound. Book Condition: Very Good. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). 1st Edition. Very Good. Edge wear bottom of spine/ Dust Jacket Two small foredge spots, Silver on cover slightly rubbed, but acceptable. Internally clean. Dust Jacket spine sunned, small chips top and bottom of spine otherwise Very Good. This is the scarce dust jacket that only mentions Rockwell Kent as illustrator, no mention of author. Name inside cover hidden by DJ. dated 1931. Bookseller Inventory # NEWMAIN010192I

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Herman Melville

Published by Harper & Brothers (1851)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, 1851. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. First publication of any part of Moby Dick; "The Town-Ho's Story" -- Chapter 54 of the novel, still at that time titled "The Whale," in the October Issue of this Bound Edition of 5 monthly issues of Harper's New Magazine. Also contains pieces on Napoleon, Dueling, Peru, Horce Racing, Hawaii, Sleepwalking, Lapland, and extensive coverage of the days literary and fashion tastes. Bookseller Inventory # 500240

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MELVILLE, Herman)

Published by Harper & Brothers 1850 - 1852, New York (1850)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers 1850 - 1852, New York, 1850. Hardcover. First Edition. Five volumes in half brown morocco leather with matching corners, marbled boards, and a gilt-lettered spine. Illustrated with engravings. A wealth of material from the middle of the nineteenth century the most notable being the first publication of any part of MOBY DICK. The eight-page excerpt is noted as being "From 'THE WHALE." The title of a new work by Mr. Melville, in the press of Harper and Brothers, and now publishing in London by Mr. Bentley." Light to moderate foxing, generally clean; covers firm with rubbing to the joints and edges. Uniformly about Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 015386

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