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    "Call me Ishmael."

    Herman Melville. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851.

    First edition. Octavo. xxiii, 635 pages.

    Custom full dark green leather. Gilt ruled front and rear with decorated corners. Five raised bands with gilt titles and decoration. Marbled endpapers. Original cloth backstrip is bound in at rear. Binding is lightly rubbed and scuffed. Pages are toned along edges with intermittent foxing. There is a three-quarter-inch stain beginning at page 12 that bleeds about ten pages either way. Final leaf has been reinforced on the verso. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A very good copy.


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