MELVILLE, HERMAN.

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Lot 3286
MELVILLE, HERMAN.

Sold for US$ 30,500 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

10 Jun 2009, 13:00 EDT

New York

MELVILLE, HERMAN.
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. xxiii, [1], 634, [2], [6] pp. 12mo. Original blue cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Some light spotting mainly to preliminary and final leaves, some stray spots, spine somewhat faded and with head and tail rubbed, some spots to covers, but generally a sound, attractive copy.

First American edition, first binding with orange-coated endpapers. BAL 13664; Grolier Club 100 American Books 60.
Provenance: Wm. Resor, Jr. (bookplates on front pastedown and front free endpaper verso, his ownership inscription to front free flyleaf dated March 9th, 1855); from the collection of M.B. Goldstone.
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MELVILLE, HERMAN.
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