Very Good binding. A rebacked copy with most of the original spine laid down. Foxing throughout. This edition with the sequel, "The Story of Toby". Sturdy and secure copy of this early printing. Brown embossed cloth. Very Good binding.
The revised edition, first thus, with a sequel, "The Story of Toby" added. Brown cloth, blind stamped boards with copper lettering on spine. 1/8" chip missing from top and bottom backstrip, front and back covers rubbed, circular skinned spots on front cover, small 1/2" soil spot on back cover, corners and bottom edge rubbed through to boards. A good or better copy.
Former owner's early ink name on front flyleaf ('James S. Simpson/ U. S. Army'); spine is askew, binding has a few small tears and spots of wear on spine, covers are rubbed, with a few spots of discoloration on front and rear covers, endpapers are... MELVILLE, Herman. TYPEE: A Peep at Polynesian Life, During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas; The Revised Edition, with a Sequel. Octavo, dark brown cloth (stamped in gilt on spine), pp. xiv, 307 pages (followed by a seven-page "Publisher's Advertisement" for "Omoo, " printing various press statements about the book), illustrated (with frontispiece map of Marquesas Islands). OCLC lists six holdings of this 1865 edition (including) [Columbia, NYPL, Michigan State, and Alabama].
Fair. No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 1st edition revised, probably 4th issue with added sequel 'Story of Toby. BAL13655. Re TYPEE, as stated in BAL13652 "No wholly satisfactory publication sequence has been established for the London issues of this book." The Murray version is Melville's first book, preceding the US publication. There were two issues of the true first, followed by an 1846 issue with the Sequel, with the presumed 4th issue in 1847. (According to the BAL Dec.1, 1846 is the earliest located advertisement of a printing with the sequel.). Leather binding with marbled endpapers, binding rubbed and worn, rear board loose, suitable for restoration.
Good. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Sound original binding. Good with need, contemporary previous owner's name on free endpaper. Moderate foxing throughout. Few spots of wear along edges. Map frontis illustration. 307 pages.
Good. Revised edition with the Toby sequel; cover in protective mylar jacket; cover very lightly rubbed/bumped/soiledm corners lightly bumped with internal boards barely exposed, spine ends bumped with minor chipping, top front hinge slightly cracked (board still firmly attached), spine sunned; edges sunned/soiled; internal hinge quite exposed at front pastedown, internal hinge slightly exposed at rear pastedown, endpapers/pastedowns very lightly age-toned, light foxing throughout (does not obstruct text), previous bookseller's stamp bottom ffep (red ink); binding tight; cover, edges and interior intact and very clean, except where noted; a lovely copy.
Moderate wear to binding (rubbing to edges, some light scuffing/soiling, spine edges chipped). Lean to spine. Paper age-toned and foxed. Withal, an About VG example. xiv, 307, [13 (blanks & adverts)] pp. Frontis map illustration. 7-5/8" x 5-1/4" Typee was the first book published by American author Herman Melville and it was his most popular work during his lifetime, and made him renowned as "the man who lived among the cannibals."
Illustrated by Maps. Hardcover. No DJ. Cover worn. Minor foxing. Good.; Presence of The Revised Edition, with a Sequel. semicolon follows Marquesas. a period after Street.; 7 10/16"x5 1/4; 307 pp+ads pages; The edges are dark, as if dusty, the back cover has small hole worn to show the board under the cloth. Title page information. New York, Wiley and Putnam. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1847.
Very good in very good dust jacket. 2 pt. in 1 v. front. (map) 20 cm. Wiley & Putnam's library of American books no. 13-14. Includes Maps. First American edition, Wiley & Putnam, New York, 1846. Book Condition: Near Very Good. First Edition. Original embossed 1/4 leather. With "463" for "163" on p. 163. Lacking all maps and illustrations. 2pp. of ads. Very Good condition for its age.
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