Very Good in Slipcase jacket. This copy has a the previous owners presentation bookplate on the FFEP...this copy has a solid tight binding with clean unmarked pages...the slipcase is faded and slightly soiled but solid and unbroken.
Fair. Book ORIGINAL 1849 PUBLICATION; hardcover; head and tail of spine and corners bumped w/ a couple of small chips in cloth covers at head and tail of spine; small portion of spine rubbed; several light stain spots on covers; foxing spots scattered throughout text, o/w contents are in good condition.
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.
Very Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. "Typee" was Melville's first book, a romanticized account of his adventures as a common sailer. It was one of his very few best-sellers until his redicovery by subsequent generations. This is a Very Good copy of the "Revised Edition' that adds "The Story of Toby." An uncommon title. Dark brown cloth binding, decoratively stamped. Clean text; 307 pages, with a seven-page publisher's advertisement for Melville's new wotk, "Omoo." This is an ex-library copy, from the Franklyn Typographical Society, but the treatments are minimal: a small stamp on the Title Page and a 19th-century label on the FFEP. While this is a sound copy, it is faily rough, with rubbing at the margins and a cloth repair covering the spine. While not a Binding Copy by condition, Quercus thinks that it would be a suitable candidate for a nice rebind.
Octavo. Later issue (first was in 1846). Small octavo. pp xvi, 301, including frontispiece map. Contains at rear (pp 287-301) the sequel, "The Story of Toby". No half-title nor ads. Bound in 20th century half calf and older marbled boards, spine with blind rules and black label. Scattered minor spotting in text; soft diagonal crease to the front free (binder's) endpaper; a VG tight and unworn copy. A non-fiction account of his great youthful adventure jumping ship from an American whaler in the early 1840s, his captivity in the Marquesas, and his escape on an Australian ship. Melville's first book.
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.
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.
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