10 December 1999
MELVILLE, HERMAN (1819-1891). MOBY-DICK; OR, THE WHALE. NEW YORK: HARPER, 1851.
12O (178 X 124 MM). MODERN GREEN POLISHED CALF, GILT-PANELLED SPINE, T.E.G (SMALL SCRATCH TO FRONT COVER, GILT EDGES FLAKING SLIGHTLY). PROVENANCE: GEORGE A. COUSEN (PENCIL INSCRIPTION ON HALF-TITLE).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, following the English edition by about a month, and with some thirty-five passages and the "Epilogue" not present in the English. BAL 13664; Grolier American 60.
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