11-13-2011 11-13-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2571B Boston
November 13, 2011 11:00 AMCalender
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Melville, Herman (1819-1891) Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life. During Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas

 
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2571B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 13, 2011 11:00AM

Description:

Melville, Herman (1819-1891) Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life. During Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas. New York: Wiley and Putnam; London: John Murray, 1846.
First American edition, original stamped cloth binding, with two pages of ads dated March, 1846 inset at back; library blind stamp on title, spine torn with loss and reglued upside down, chipped, bumped and faded; some signatures sprung.
Together with: Steinbeck, John (1902-1968) A Letter Written in Reply to a Request for a Statement about his Ancestry. Stamford, CT: Overbrook, 1940.
Estimate $200-300

Keywords

Melville, London, John Murray