PRINTED 1850: FIRST ED. MELVILLE'S THE WHITE-JACKET IN EARLY 3/4 CALF

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  • Sold Date: Dec 08, 2012
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ATTRACTIVE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION EDITION OF MELVILLE
PRINTED 1850: THE WHITE-JACKET IN EARLY 3/4 CALF
The Book: Melville, Herman, 1819-91 - White-Jacket; or, the World in a Man-of-War. NY, 1850. 3/4 calf. Early embossed 3/4 calf with inlaid spine label, spine darkened but attractive, without ads, some light dampstaining to lower margin of approx. first 30 lvs., some toning and foxing, marbled endpapers usually associated with a publisher's binding which cannot be ruled out.. (See additional description in old bookseller's description in photo)
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Melville, Herman, 1819-91 - White-Jacket; or, the World in a Man-of-War. NY, 1850 - 1st American Ed - 1st Ptg - 12mo, - orig cloth - rebacked, corners repaired, edges worn, stained - Insect damage to 1st 120pp & moisture damage to lower corner of 1st 50 pp; final 75 pp stained; foxed - Pacific, June 14, 2007, lot 132, $600 - BAL 13662