Mardi: And a Voyage Thither


Published by Harper & Bros, New York, 1849
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Title: Mardi: And a Voyage Thither

Publisher: Harper & Bros, New York

Publication Date: 1849

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First American Edition.


Two volumes, 8vo. (Usual light scattered foxing.) Original blind-stamped cloth slightly varying colors (1 in green, 2 in pale brown), gilt-lettered on spine, yellow glazed endpapers (some wear at extremities and discoloration to endpapers as often). Provenance: Jonathan H. Vemilye (inscriprion on title of vol. 1 [crossing text], Jamesville, Feb. 1 1854). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, issued a few days after the three-volume first edition in London. Melville's third book, an allegorical novel that marked his departure from the largely factual realm of his first two books, a move that alienated his readers and would culminate in his follow-up to Mardi, the mystical epic Moby-Dick. Melville's rarest English edition, seen less frequently than the triple-decker of The Whale. BAL 13658. Good. Bookseller Inventory # 12485

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