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London Constable and Company 1922 - The Best Set of Herman Melville’s Works and in the Original Cloth MELVILLE, Herman. The Works of Herman Melville. London: Constable and Company, 1922-1924. Standard Edition. Limited to 750 numbered copies, this being number 319. Sixteen octavo volumes (9 x 5 3/4 inches; 228 x 150 mm). Title-pages printed in blue and black. Volume XII (The Confidence-Man) contains a "Bibliography of the First Editions of the Prose Works of Herman Melville," by Michael Sadleir. Volume XIII (Billy Budd and Other Prose Pieces) contains the first printing of "Billy Budd, Foretopman." Original uniform blue blindstamped cloth ruled and lettered in gilt on spines. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Maroon-coated endpapers. A few spines very slightly faded as usual. Some very light rubbing to head and tails of spines. Previous owner's bookplates on front pastedowns. Overall, an excellent copy of this set. BAL 13680, 13682, and 13683. HBS 67786. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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