Very good. The Page Co., Boston, MA, 1919. REISSUE Edition, 3rd Printing, VG-, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x8.5", 374pgs. Green cloth has faded areas on front cover at top edge area(1-1/2" x 2" & 3/8" x 2"), page ends moderately agetoned, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Text in Near Fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very Good. No Dust Jacket. Used No jacket. Minor wear on leading corners, and head and foot of spine. Spine is slightly faded. Very small mark on front board's gilt lettering. Rear leading edge is bumped. Page block and page edges are slightly tanned. Item is in excellent condition for age, with sound binding, clean pages and clear text. TH.
8vo, pp. 374; frontispiece; a good, sound copy in orig. red cloth stamped in gilt and black. Reprinting of the United States Book Co. edition of 1892, the year following Melville's death, under the renewed copyright by Elizabeth Melville.
8vo., 465 pp., Good, Original Brown Cloth, rebound with new brown cloth spine, printed paper label affixed to spine, & cloth tape along gutters of original end papers; significant loss on bottom of back board, sun-fading, stains, rubbing, and edge wear on boards; splitting along gutters in several parts of the text; pencil scribbles on end papers; staining & foxing throughout text, on end papers and edges of text block; shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle (bookplate); previous owners' signatures on front end paper & second FFEP. Bibliographic analysis suggests this is a Mixed Copy, with elements of the First Edition First Printing and another 1850 printing.
Third Printing, consisting of only 257 copies. Highly critical novel of naval life based on Melville's experiences as a common seaman aboard the frigate USS United States, from 1843-1844. Spine ends expertly rebacked, with shallow stain to top page margin of mid-pages, oxidation staining to yellow endpapers; Very Good plus, in a custom buckram clamshell case.
Very Good-; Original blind embossed red cloth with bright gilt spine titles, corners bumped, moderate soiling, easily repairable separation of upper right hand edge of the glued-on-spine panel; clean pages except for scattered light foxing, no marks on... Bentley originally published White Jacket in two volumes in January of 1850, followed in March by the first U. S. Publishing by Harper & Bros. As sales were slow, in 1853 Bentley bound the remaining sheets for this and several other Melville books in one and two volume formats, White Jacket being bound as two in one in remainder cloth and dated 1853. This is then the second issue of the first edition, and it is somewhat rare in its original binding and in this condition.; 8vo 8"-9" tall.
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