Melville s continuing adventures in the South Seas Following the commercial and critical success of Typee , Herman Melville continued his series of South Sea adventure-romances with Omoo . Named after the Polynesian term for a rover, or someone who roams from island to island, Omoo chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and is based on Melville s personal experiences as a crew member on a ship sailing the Pacific. From recruiting among the natives for sailors to handling deserters and even ...
Melville s continuing adventures in the South Seas Following the commercial and critical success of Typee , Herman Melville continued his series of South Sea adventure-romances with Omoo . Named after the Polynesian term for a rover, or someone who roams from island to island, Omoo chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and is based on Melville s personal experiences as a crew member on a ship sailing the Pacific. From recruiting among the natives for sailors to handling deserters and even mutiny, Melville gives a first-person account of life as a sailor during the nineteenth century filled with colorful characters and vivid descriptions of the far-flung locales of Polynesia. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. "
Fair. United States Book Company 1892 hardcover, ex library w/ markings, fraying edges on rubbed red cloth-titles rubbed off on front panel-mildly dulled gilt titles on spine, dust jacket missing, front interior hinge beginning to crack otherwise tight binding, clean text Prompt, reliable service, shipped next business day. Int'l mailed via first class or priority.
Fair/No Jacket. Multiple binding cracks with visible webbing. Heavy rubbing, some soiling on covers. Fair condition. Moderate to heavy shelf wear or edge wear on covers and spine. Books in Fair condition most likely will have markings or highlights on pages or binding defects. (AA74)
Very Good. Four black and white plates. First edition thus. Moderate edge wear and aging, previous owner's book-plate on front paste-down, else very good in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration.; 365 pages.
Good with no dust jacket. Xxv, (1), 321, (1) pages + frontis + 13 in-text illustrations + 2 maps ("Marquesas and Tahiti" and "Tahiti and Eimeo"). Blue cloth covers with gilt border and gilt illustrations of a sailing ship on front board. Gilt lettering on spine. Front free endpaper missing. Front hinge cracked internally. Signature on recto of frontis. Rubber stamp on title page and some other pages: "Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand, Ltd. Dunedin 5 September 1910 Trans-Pacific and Islands Services Dept". Some rubbing to cloth at edges of boards and spine ends.; 12mo.
Very Good. Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1892. 1892 edition, illustrated with four black and white plates. Blue cloth lettered in gilt with a sailboat motif in lighter blue and white on the front cover, 8.25" tall. Very light rubbing to the corners and spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages, no names or other markings. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
Very Good binding. A rebacked copy with only parts of the original spine laid down. Foxing throughout. A small amount of corner loss to the bottom of the front endpaper. Sturdy and secure copy of this early printing. Brown embossed cloth. Very Good binding.
Good. No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Book is in good condition, especially given its age with some notable wear to the covers and slant to the spine. Pages are creased in a way the suggests maybe some moisture damage but seem in good shape. Prior owner name inside front cover in ink. Binding is tight.
A. Burnham Shute. Nautical bookplate on the front pastedown. Near Fine. Original decorated blue cloth stamped in gilt. Published the year after Melville's death. Illustrated with 4 full-page plates by A. Burnham Shute.
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