MELVILLE, Herman (1819-1891). Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847.

A bright copy of the first American edition, in cloth, of Melville's second book. "A superb copy of the first American edition of the sequel to Typee, describing Melville's adventures in Tahiti" (Reese). BAL 13656.

Octavo. Half-title, frontispiece map, 18 pp. of ads at rear (some minor spotting internally). Original green cloth gilt, marbled endpapers (minor rubbing to extremities).

Exhibited: "A Herman Melville Collection ... on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death, from the collection of William S. Reese," Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, 1991, no. 4.

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