MELVILLE, HERMAN. 1819-1891.
Narrative of a Four Months' Residence among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesas Islands; Or, A Peep at Polynesian Life. London: John Murray, 1846. xvi, 285,  + 16 pp publisher's ads dated March 1846. Half-title. Map. 8vo. Original red cloth. Corners just showing, inconspicuously rebacked with original spine laid down.
First edition, first issue, reading "Pomarea" on p 19. Published about a month before the American version, more familiarly titled Typee. BAL 13652.
Provenance: Bookplate of Kenneth Rapoport.