05-31-2014 05-31-2014
Skinner Auctions
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2730B Boston
May 31, 2014 11:00 AMCalender

Melville, Herman (1819-1891) The Works , Standard Edition.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Melville, Herman (1819-1891) The Works, Standard Edition. London/Bombay/Sydney: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1922.
Sixteen octavo volumes, limited edition, number 463 of 750 copies; uniformly bound in publisher's blue cloth, t.e.g., boards blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt, aubergine endleaves, some spines slightly faded, the spine of White Jacket slight torn, generally good, 9 x 5 3/4 in. (16)
This edition of Melville's works contains the first publication of Billy Budd, and many poems.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Melville, Constable & Co. Ltd., Sydney, Bombay, London