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Herman Melville
Moby Dick Herman Melville 1st edition/1st printing 1851
Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1851. This book is in good condition. There is an inscription in the front and not bookplates or markings of any other kind. There is foxing throughout. There was a repair done to the top and bottom of the spine. The lettering to the spine is dulled, but readable. The title page is worn with a piece missing at the bottom.The book comes with a custom made slipcase with the title printed in gilt on the spine. This is a first edition printed by Harper and Brothers in 1851. It is a true First Edition, First Printing with six pages of ads and a blank final leaf. The final ad is missing a piece from its bottom corner. While it is not known exactly how many copies of this book were made, it was not initially successful, and so the book did not have a large printing. The book became even more scarce after a fire at Harper and Brothers destroyed many of the unsold copies in 1853. A very hard to find copy of Melville's classic work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: The Lion's End, Antiquarian Books [North Miami, FL, U.S.A.]
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