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Moby Dick or The Whale Herman Melville 1899 1st Edition Thus Early Printing
"Moby Dick or The Whale" by Herman Melville. Very early printing from 1899 published by Charles Scribner's Sons in New York. The true first edition was published by Harper and Brothers in 1851. Illustrated by I. W. Taber. 12mo [5" x 7 3/8"], 492 pp. The book is in very good minus condition. Small scattered areas of discoloration on the boards and spine but the elaborate seahorse design is clearly visible. The gilt lettering on the spine is vivid and fresh. The binding is cracked at page 321. The contents are lightly toned but clean and bright. A protective mylar cover is included for protection and display. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory # (D3-53).
Bookseller: Ernestoic Books (ernestoic) [Buffalo, New York, US]
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