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.