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Omoo: A Narrative of the South Seas.

Melville, Herman.

Published by New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, London: John Murray, 1847.
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389pp. frontis map; title and half-title in red and black; 1 illustrtion in text. 7 x 4 5/8 inches (17.9 x 11.9 cm). Early 3/4 polished calf, green muslin cloth boards with chain motif outline; spine has 11 double gilt lines and 3 diamond lozenge devices along with title and author. First American edition. BAL 13656; cf. Tanselle in Dexter Library, VI (Melville), p. 14; Minnigerode, p. 126. No advertisments in this copy. "By the end of July, Harpers had produced 4000 copies (half of them in wrappers." [BAL]. This copy has the 3 mistakes on p. 269 [Tanselle] and all the typos mentioned by Minnigerode. Light rubbing; some spotting. An attractive tight clean complete copy. Bookseller Inventory # 4418

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Title: Omoo: A Narrative of the South Seas.

Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, London: John Murray, 1847.

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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We have been selling books, paintings and prints since 1960 and have been members of the ABAA since 1971. While we consider ourselves generalists who will buy and sell rare books in most fields, we tend to deal more in the following areas: American Civil War, STC & Wing, early printed books (England before 1701; American before 1800 and especially before 1750), Americana, Ephemera, books on the White Mountains, books written and/or illustrated by Maurice Sendak and quality antiquarian books. We are always interested in purchasing single works or entire libraries of quality books and are available for appraisals. References provided on request. We issue occasional lists and will be

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