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 ...
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.
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 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.
G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed with corner wear. Spine with outer joint wear, and chipping with some loss. Signature of previous owner on title page. Ex. -lib. Cruising Association, usual marks and stamps. 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). xiii, 321pp, + 16pp ads. Frontispiece map. Embossed cover with imprint of ' Murray's Colonial Home Library. ' Has P signature at foot of page 209.
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