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

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2730B
Lot:
225
Sold for:
$4,305$3,500

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

Description:

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

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