MELVILLE, HERMAN. 1819-1891.
Moby-Dick; or The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. xxiii, , 634, , [6 ad] pp. 8vo. Original purple-brown cloth. Portion of text leaf 20.1 torn away with loss to 8 lines, some dampstain and foxing (including to title-page), binding faded and rubbed, cocked, joints and corners worn.
First American edition, first binding, with the publisher's blind-stamped device to both covers. This edition contains 35 passages and the "Epilogue" not included in the first English edition. BAL 13664.