MELVILLE, HERMAN. 1819-1891.
Residence Among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesas Islands; or, A Peep at Polynesian Life. London: John Murray, 1846. [iii]-xvi, 285, , 16 ad pp. Frontispiece map. Original blindstamped red cloth, rebacked in similarly-colored calf. Wanting half-title, endpapers soiled, covers with corners restored.
First edition, second issue, in cloth of Melville's first book, more commonly known as Typee. BAL's second issue with the reading "Pomare" on page 19, and with adverts dated March, 1846. BAL 13652.