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MELVILLE, Herman.

Rare books by Herman Melville, including first editions, signed first editions and rare and finely bound copies of Moby Dick.

Regularly stocked editions by Melville include the Standard edition of the Collected Works, the first Schaeffer edition and the first Rockwell Kent Trade edition.

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  1. Mardi: and a voyage thither.

    Mardi: and a voyage thither.

    In two volumes.
    First American edition of Melville's third book, his first major full-length fiction, an allegorical romance set in the South Seas based on his own experiences there. Mardi was originally published in London earlier the same year. A highly appealing example of the rare original cloth. Learn More
    £3,000

    Date of Publication: 1849

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 108265

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  2. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale.

    Moby-Dick; or, The Whale.

    First American edition, in the first binding with orange endpapers and the publisher's device stamped centrally on the sides. With the author's clipped signature laid in. The American edition was the first to appear under the familiar title and was set from Melville's original manuscript. The Whale, issued shortly before in London, was set from New York sheets, with Melville's alterations. Learn More
    £55,000

    Date of Publication: 1851

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 109401

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  3. The Works .

    The Works .

    The standard edition, limited to 750 copies. The Standard Edition was published episodically, and includes, among other pieces, the first edition of the novella Billy Budd, which was discovered in manuscript among Melvilles papers that year. Learn More
    £12,500

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 71774

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  4. The Works.

    The Works.

    The Standard Edition. Limited to 750 numbered sets signed on behalf of the publishers, of which this is number 250. Volume 13 contains the first edition of the novella Billy Budd, which was discovered in manuscript among Melville's papers in 1919 by Raymond M. Weaver, the author's first biographer. Original receipt of purchase, dated 1924, and publisher's promotional slip laid in to first volume. Learn More
    £8,750

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 108786

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  5. Omoo.

    Omoo.

    Illustrated by Mead Schaeffer.
    First UK edition with the Schaeffer illustrations, first impression; originally issued in America by Dodd, Mead, who commissioned a series of classic novels with Schaeffer as illustrator, including Moby Dick, Typee, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Les Misérables. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: [1926?]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 103878

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  6. Omoo.

    Omoo.

    Illustrated by Mead Schaeffer.
    First Schaeffer edition, first printing. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published:

    Stock Code: 50807

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