Publisher: The Limited Editions Club. Oxford. 1961.
Publication Date: 1961
Binding: Decorative Cloth in Slip Case
Illustrator: Stone, Reynolds
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
No. 482 of 1500 copies signed by illustrator. Wood engravings. With a new Introduction by Van Wyck Brooks. Dramatic cover. white cloth decorated with black and grey waves; black spine label with gilt lettering. White slip case, black and white spine label; slight smudging rear cover and bottom edge. Herman Melville became well acquainted with the South Sea Islands. From the Introduction: "'Omoo' was a Marquesan word that signified a rover, a wanderer among the islands, or a beachcomber; that, for a few months, Melville was." Melville and his companion, Dr. Long Ghost, explored Tahiti and Moorea, and the island of Imeeo. "The book abounds with characters, most of them vividly drawn, like old Mother Tot, the little fright of an English crone who kept a hut in Papeete to entertain the sailors. Pursued by the missionaries, always hunted down, whe had roamed all over Polynesia from New Zealand to Hawaii.". Bookseller Inventory # 560
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