• Sale 2861

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana

    19 June 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 271

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

    Price Realised  

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

    8o. 6-page publisher's advertisement at end. (Some very pale spotting, mostly at beginning, as usual.) Original blue cloth, publisher's device at center of each cover, orange endpapers, two flyleaves at front and three at end (the slightest wear to two corners, two small areas of cloth buckled on back cover); full green morocco slipcase. Provenance: Frank J. Hogan (bookplate; his sale Part One, Parke-Bernet, 24 January 1945, lot 451); Walter Chrysler (bookplate)

    THE EXCEEDINGLY FINE HOGAN-CHRYSLER COPY

    FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, 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. VERY SCARCE IN SUCH FINE CONDITION.


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    Pre-Lot Text

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