19 June 2014
MELVILLE, Herman. Pierre; or, the Ambiguities. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1852.
8o. Original purple blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered on spine (spine slightly sunned); quarter morocco slipcase.
FIRST EDITION. A large portion of the first edition of Pierre, one of Melville's most enigmatic works, was consumed in the 1853 fire at Harper & Brothers. BAL 13666. A VERY FINE, BRIGHT COPY, EXTREMELY RARE IN THIS CONDITION.
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