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Beale, Thomas (1807-1849) The Natural History of the Sperm Whale.

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2865B
Lot:
102
Sold for:
$800$650

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2865B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Beale, Thomas (1807-1849) The Natural History of the Sperm Whale. London: van Voorst, 1839.
Second, expanded edition, the one used by Melville while working on Moby Dick, octavo, with half-title, illustrated with three full page plates, 393 pages, no publisher's advertising, bound in full modern leather, elaborately gilt-tooled; some staining, signs of wear, 7 x 4 1/4 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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London, Melville, Moby Dick, Moby-Dick, Sperm whales, Whale

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