Moby Dick or The White Whale by Herman Melville RARE EARLY EDITION

  • £1,000.00


A very rare early English edition of Herman Melville's classic tale.

Illustrations by A. Burnham Shute

Introduction by Louis Becke.

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First edition thus (First UK edition) 1901. Original blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and pale blue and white design. Introduction by Louis Becke; illustrated by A. Burnham Shute; contains Chapter 25 and Epilogue. 545pp; 8vo; 

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Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons, London

Date published: 1901 FIRST EDITION

Format: Hardback

Condition: Very good tight copy with a little wear to edges of boards, minor bumping to corners, with moderate bumping to front right bottom corner. Front pastedown and ffep - some minor damage to inner spine. Staining to ffep (mirrored in back pages) Minor staining and foxing to ffeps and back feps. Very minor staining on title page. Internal pages tight, clean and readable with no obvious foxing, marks or damage except page 345, which has a small newspaper clipping (about someone who got swallowed by a whale in real life) from 1928 between the pages and this has caused some staining. There is also a small news clipping about Manhattan between pages 130 and 131, which has also caused some staining. Otherwise pages are very clean and bright. Binding very good. No inscriptions, etc.