• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 87

    MELVILLE, Herman. Moby-Dick; or, the Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851.

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    MELVILLE, Herman. Moby-Dick; or, the Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851.

    8o. 6-page publisher's advertisement at end. (Some spotting as usual.) Original slate blue cloth, publisher's device at center of each cover, orange endpapers, double flyleaf at front, single flyleaf at back (waterstained, repaired at head of spine and back cover); green quarter morocco folding case.

    FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, BAL's first binding, following the English edition by a month and containing some thirty-five passages not present in the English edition. BAL 13664; Grolier American 60; Johnson High Spots 57.


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