5 December 2006
MELVILLE, Herman (1819-91). Moby-Dick; or, the Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851.
8o. 6-page publisher's advertisement at end. (Some foxing as usual.) Original blue cloth, publisher's device at center of each cover, white endpapers, single flyleaf at front, double flyleaf at back (splitting to upper joint, light wear to spine ends and corners, light darkening to spine); quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: John B. Monro (early ink signature on front free endpaper).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, first binding, following the English edition by a month and containing some thirty-five passages not present in the English edition. A very good copy in the desirable blue variant binding. BAL 13664; Grolier American 60; Johnson High Spots 57.
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