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    Herman Melville. White-Jacket; Or The World in a Man-Of-War. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1850. First U. S. edition, first printing with all BAL points. Octavo. vii, [1, blank], [9]-465, [1, blank], [6, ads]. Publisher's brown morocco-grain ("A") cloth, BAL "second cloth binding" with covers stamped in blind with an ornate border around a center device lettered: "Harper and Brothers New-York," spine decoratively stamped in blind and lettered in gilt; white endpapers. Mild edgewear with rubbing to tail and repairs at head of spine and top of front joint. Mild touches of soil to cloth. Light foxing, primarily at endpapers. A very good copy in custom cloth clamshell. BAL 133662.A. From the private collection of Stephen Lyle Boyd.

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