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    Herman Melville. Mardi. And a Voyage Thither. New York: 1849. First U. S. edition.

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    Herman Melville. Mardi: And a Voyage Thither. In Two Volumes. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. First American edition.

    Two twelvemo volumes. xii, [13]-365, [1, blank] pages; [v]-xii, [9]-387, [1, blank], [8, ad] pages. Original brown cloth, boards and spines decoratively blind-stamped, spines lettered and stamped in gilt. Yellow endpapers. Boards and board edges rubbed and soiled, board edges mildly worn and abraded, corners bumped, spines leaning, cloth fraying with some loss on spine ends. Text blocks a touch cockled, toning on text block edges as well as page margins, ink ownership signatures on front free endpapers, moderate scattered foxing, some places over-opened, occasional instances of pencil annotation. Volume I has heavy soiling on endpapers, and open tear with loss on front flyleaf. Good.

    BAL 13658.



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