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Herman Melville

Editorial: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1849
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, Estados Unidos de America)

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a rare mixed issue of this rare book, Melville's own youth on the seas. This copy has only 14 pages of ads at the end numbered, there are four leaves of special Melville titles, not numbered, and a final leaf of extra works. The 2nd issue calls for 18 numbered ad leaves. The first calls for only 10 pps of ads. REDBURN: HIS FIRST VOYAGE. NewYork: Harper, 1849. First edition, first binding,first state with 14 pages of ads instead of 18.Original brick cloth embossed gilt. Spine faded a tad, re laid down by Alan Grace of Surrey UK, note the boards and interior is near fine, or very good, with only some light blemishes to the covers, in other words,a tight clean copy of a book rarely found in the first state. There was but a singleprinting of 4,508 copies; by the time of theHarper fire of 1853, 2,433 copies had been boundin cloth, and 1,955 in wrappers. The firedestroyed the 120 remaining unbound copies and 176unsold bound copies. Although specific numbersrelating to the first state are unknown, it ismuch scarcer than the second state; even thecopyright deposit copy was a second state copy.The book was published between November 10 and 17,1849. BAL13660. Size: 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 1000737

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Título: Redburn

Editorial: Harper & Brothers, New York

Año de publicación: 1849

Encuadernación: Embossed Cloth

Condición del libro: Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition.

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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