16 December 2004
MELVILLE, Herman (1819-1891). Moby-Dick; or, the Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851.
8o. 6-page publisher's advertisement at end. (Some spotting as usual.) Original plum cloth, publisher's device in blind at center of each cover, orange-coated endpapers, single flyleaf at front, double flyleaf at back (spine somewhat darkened, some light wear to extremities); cloth folding case.
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.
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