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    Herman Melville. Omoo. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847.

    First American edition (preceded by the first English edition by almost one month). Twelvemo. xv, [1, blank], [17]-389, [1, blank] pages plus "Publisher's Advertisement" for Typee ([xv]-xxiii, [1, blank] pages) and 16-page publisher's catalogue. Half-title printed in red; title-page printed in red and black. Inserted wood-engraved frontispiece map and one wood-engraved illustration in the text.

    Original purple blindstamped diaper-grain cloth with gilt vignette of a ship on the front cover. Spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Housed in a quarter blue morocco clamshell case. Extremities lightly rubbed, some discoloration to cloth, spine a bit faded. A little very light foxing. Overall, a very good copy.


    More Information:

    Melville's second novel, reflecting his experiences after escaping the Marquesas. BAL 13656.



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