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Melville (Herman) Mardi: and a Voyage Thither, 3 vol., first edition, titles and red and black, half-titles to vol.2 and 3 only (not called for in vol.1), some spotting, contemporary half cloth, rubbed, [BAL 13657], large 12mo, Richard Bentley, 1849.

⁂ Rare first edition of Melville's only other triple-decker apart from The Whale. It precedes the American edition by a few days.

Provenance: Philip Gosse (1810-1888), English naturalist and writer on marine life (bookplates); Robert Mackenzie Waggaman (bookplates).

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Melville (Herman) Mardi: and a Voyage Thither, 1849.

Estimate £1,500 - £2,000Sep 27, 2018
London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature