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MARDI: AND A VOYAGE THITHER
Harper & Bros., New York 1849 - Two volumes. Purple cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, coated yellow endsheets. Spines sunned, pencil ownership inscription in each volume, coated endsheets show heavy discolorations from (evidently) an early form of protective wrapper, some isolated small ink spots to cloth, otherwise, for this edition, about very good, with only very slight scattered foxing. Worn slipcase. First American edition of Melville's third book, and first novel, issued a few days after the scarce three volume London edition. This set is in the binding variant with the blindstamped rule at the crown of each spine. BAL 13658. WRIGHT I:1860.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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