Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas

Melville, Herman

Published by Wiley and Putnam, New York, 1846
From Clarel Rare Books (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)

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FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. BAL's binding variant A [no priority]. Two parts bound in one, as issued, in the publisher's original brown cloth with patterned endpapers. There's some wear at the extremities and the cloth at the joints is just starting in a couple of places. There is also a larger chip to the cloth at the head of the spine [a half an inch deep and a quarter to three-eighths of an inch wide], and some light to moderate foxing throughout. . The bookplate of Charles MacA. Willcox is affixed to the front pastedown, and that of Samuel Fisher Babbitt, once affixed, is now loose and laid in. A good, unsophisticated copy. One of only 500 copies of the clothbound issue of the First American Edition of Melville's First book. The entire edition was 2000, but 1500 of these were bound in paper wrappers, which rarely survive, making this one of the most difficult Melville titles to find in original condition. BAL 13653. Bookseller Inventory # 000081

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Title: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a ...

Publisher: Wiley and Putnam, New York

Publication Date: 1846

Book Type: Book

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