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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 & BROS., NYC (1851)

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Item Description: HARPER & BROS., NYC, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. 1st American Edition. Very attractive and totally unrestored. Minor foxing. In beautiful red custom box. None. Bookseller Inventory # 10452

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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 1819-1891

Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers. London: Richard Bentley, New York (1851)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, Publishers. London: Richard Bentley, New York, 1851. 19.3cm. Xxiii[blank]634[1,blank,6adv,2blank]p. Orig brown A cloth and original marbled endpapers; the first binding. The front matter pagination as detailed by BAL but text on p.xii begins " Scarcely.". (BAL omits the quotation mark, probably in error.). There is plate damage to "sleeper's" (p.110, line 28) and "then" (p.110, line 29). Other faults are as described in the Howe copy. Text irregularly foxed. Previous owner's small bookplate inside cover and some 1920s-vintage newspaper clippings have been tipped onto the ffep, front and back and the following page. The pencilled name "Mr. William Cowperthwait" on the first blank. There is a lateral tear halfway across the spine just above the title but no loss. The spine right top lacks a chip , and the bottom lacks a chip below the gilt rule. Corners have some wear. Overall a very good copy. BAL 13664, Howe HM10, Grolier American Hundred 60. 19.3cm. Xxiii[blank]634[1,blank,6adv,2blank]p. Bookseller Inventory # 002962

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Melville, Herman

Published by The Arion Press (1979)

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Item Description: The Arion Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. A MASTERPIECE OF LITERATURE AND THE PRINTING ARTS. Book Description: San Francisco Arion Press, 1979. Large quarto. 577 pp. One of 265 copies, of which 250 were for sale. Bound in full blue morocco with stamped silver lettering to the spine. This copy is a very fine copy of this magnificent work, long considered Arion's finest production. Housed in faded and sun damaged blue cloth slipcase which, while showing wear, successfully protected the actual book. According to the book's prospectus, Barry Moser's intricate boxwood engravings were intended as informative depictions of the whaling industry in general rather than Melville's story in particular, thus leaving "the Pequod, Ahab, and Moby-Dick described only by Melville's words." In order to render his subject matter with authentic detail, Moser spent many hours doing research at whaling and maritime museums in New England and San Francisco. This project marks his only collaboration with Andrew Hoyem, proprietor of the Press. The sixth book issued by Arion Press, Moby-Dick went into production more than ten years after Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem began planning it. The book took over a year to print, commencing in March of 1978 and was completed in May of 1979. This book has been described by Arion as "one of the most elaborate printing ventures ever to be undertaken by an American press" and by William Everson, in Fine Print, as "a feat of craftsmanship unexcelled in modern printing." In the 1990s THE GROLIER CLUB NAMED IT ONE OF THE 100 MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. The text was set by hand in Goudy Modern, with initial letters printed in blue at the start of each of the 135 chapters in Leviathan Capitals, a special alphabet designed for the purpose by Charles Bigelow & Kris Holmes. Printed on Barcham Green's handmade paper, which has a distinctive blue-grey tint to it and is watermarked with the outline of a whale, designed specifically for this edition. Bookseller Inventory # 334

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Herman Melville

Published by Harper and Brothers Publishers (1851)

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Item Description: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. This book is in good condition. There is a name stamped in front, and no bookplates or markings of any other kind. The endpapers are rubbed. The book has been rebacked with the original spine relaid. There is some foxing throughout. There is a stain along the top left corner in the beginning of the book that gets lighter further in. Two pages, shown above, have a paper repair at the top of their margin. This is a first edition printed by Harper and Brothers in 1851. It is a true First Edition, First Printing with six pages of ads and a blank final leaf. While it is not known exactly how many copies of this book were made, it was not initially sucessfull, and so the book did not have a large printing. The book became even more scarce after a fire at Harper and Brothers destroyed many of the unsold copies in 1853. The book comes with a custom made full morocco clam shell box. A very hard to find copy of Melville's classic work. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14401931693

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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, CHICAGO (1930)

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Item Description: LAKESIDE PRESS, CHICAGO, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. ROCKWELL KENT (illustrator). 1st Edition thus. 1 of 1,000. Comes with an invitation to a special function called "The Christening of Moby Dick"- given by publisher. Aluminum slipcase has some surface scratches, but is largely in very good condition. Books have recent wax DJs (the same as those originally issued). None. Bookseller Inventory # 10613

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KENT, Rockwell. MELVILLE, Herman.

Published by The Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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Item Description: The Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. 3 vols. With full-page illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Folio, publisher's dark gray cloth stamped in silver, in publisher's aluminum slipcase (lacking the glassine wrappers). First of this illustrated edition; one of 1000 copies. Spines slightly sunned with some light rubbing to the cloth. Contents fine. The metal slipcase has a few scratches and marks; generally attractive. Laid in is a 1930 autograph letter signed by Rockwell Kent, on his printed letterhead, addressed to W. A. Kittredge of the Lakeside Press. Bookseller Inventory # 58049

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Melville, Herman. Kent, Rockwell, illustrator.

Published by Chicago: The Lakeside Press (1930)

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Item Description: Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. Book Condition: Good. **Free domestic shipping until Friday** first edition with these illustrations, limited to 1000 sets; three volumes, large quarto, xxvii, [1], 279 pp. + vi, [2], 284 pp. + vii, [1], 282, [5] pp. (ending with the colophon), a total of 280 illustrations, original black cloth stamped in silver after a design by Kent and top edges black, covers worn & frayed at the edges, else good+ in a very good aluminum slipcase; lacks the glassine protectors. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ZB930132

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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

Published by The John C. Winston Company, Chicago (1931)

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Item Description: The John C. Winston Company, Chicago, 1931. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Anton Otto Fischer (illustrator). Unknown. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by illustrator, Anton Otto Fischer, and William McFee who wrote the foreword. Letter of Provenance included. Anton Otto Fischer, was a long time cover artist and illustrator for The Saturday Evening Post. He was most well known for his maritime paintings. Fischer illustrated such books as Twenty-thousand Leagues under the Sea, Treasure Island, The Mutineers and many others. Apparently Fischer was in the habit of spelling his name both with and without the 'c'. His signature is dated N.Y. 1933, and is located on the illustrated endpaper. William McFee was the son of an English sea captain and spent his early life as a marine engineer. After WWI he settled in the US. He was a prolific writer of sea stories, McFee also wrote reviews for The New York Sun and The New York Times. McFee signature is located on the reverse of the frontispiece. Black cloth with gold titles and decorations. The title on the spine is very faded, but the front board is very bright. There is also a very large paste-on illustration on the front. The illustration is in very good condition. Wear to all edges, corners worn through. Head of spine is fraying, as are top corners. Binding is a little loose. Color illustrated endpapers. Introduction by William McFee and notes by M. Dodge Holmes, PhD. author of Joan of Arc. Thirteen full page color illustrations on glossy paper, including frontis. Limited numbered edition, 21 of 188 copies (the number 234 is crossed out and the no. 188 is written in). The cover illustration and cloth color are different from the other volumes as well. 414p. Signed by Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 1763

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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 Random House, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). Wonderful edition in dust jacket and SIGNED BY ROCKWELL KENT on front endpaper. Very nice, clean copy in black cloth covers with bright silver decoration. The dust jacket has a 2" closed tear along spine and light edgewear, but is in remarkably nice condition. There is a fold line on the front endpapers. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Signed By the Artist. Bookseller Inventory # 041723

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Herman Melville

Published by The Limited Editions Club (1943)

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Item Description: The Limited Editions Club, 1943. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 2 4to volumes in full black sheep skin with gilt spine titles, All edges painted black, Illustrated with tipped-in color & black and white plates, 615 pages. Light even spine fade and just a touch of rubbing at the extremities, *moreso at the head and base of the spine of volume 1. Otherwise as new, fine condition in original VG slipcase that has a bump to one corner and a couple of pieces of tape reenforcement on the top edges. Number 477 of an unspecifed (1000 has been reported) number of copies. Signed by Boardman Robinson. Signed by Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 202494

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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 THE MODERN LIBRARY/ RANDOM HOUSE, INC (1930)

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Item Description: THE MODERN LIBRARY/ RANDOM HOUSE, INC, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. ROCKWELL KENT (illustrator). USED EX-LIBRARY COPY, GENERAL USE WEAR, dark red/ burgundy cover color, library stamps. age wear to pages, intact, no dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 000011

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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 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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Herman Melville

Published by G P Putnam's Sons, London (1901)

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Item Description: G P Putnam's Sons, London, 1901. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Very rare 1901 English First Edition Thus. Very good tight copy with a little wear to edges of boards, bumping to corners. Front pastedown and ffep - some minor damage to inner spine. Staining to ffep (mirrored in back pages) Minor staining and foxing to ffeps and back feps. Internal pages tight, clean and readable with no obvious foxing, marks or damage (except page 345, which has a small newspaper clipping (about someone who got swallowed by a whale in real life) from 1928 between the pages and this has caused some staining. No inscriptions, etc. Sign-for postage can be arranged at no extra cost. Bookseller Inventory # mb1

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Melville, Herman

Published by RANDOM HOUSE, NEW YORK (1930)

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Item Description: RANDOM HOUSE, NEW YORK, 1930. LEATHER SPINE BLUE. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. 6 X 7. Illustrated throughout by Rockwell Kent, gold gilt lettering on spine, leather spine and corners, blue ribbon marker, gilt top fore edgetight binding, clean body and unmarked text. Light shelf wear, rubbed cover, and tanning fore edges. DATE PUBLISHED: 1930 EDITION: 822. Bookseller Inventory # 051312

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Melville, Herman; Neiman, Leroy (artist); Cousteau, Jacques (Preface)

Published by The Artist's Limited Edition (1975)

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Item Description: The Artist's Limited Edition, 1975. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Fine. Limited. One of 1,500 signed and numbered copies fully bound in a beautifully grained brown morocco with hubbed spine. Front cover is decorated with a gilt line illustration of a lookout with a telescope in a ship's crowsnest. Gilt lettering on spine. White ribbon bookmark is bound-in. Slipcase has sailcloth sides and leather ends. Uncompleted original registration card is laid-in. SIGNED by LEROY NEIMAN on an original half-page seriagraph frontspiece and SIGNED by JACQUES COUSTEAU at the end of the preface. Approximate weight of 10 pounds. Small scratch to bottom edge of slipcase. Signed by Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 010179

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