MELVILLE, Herman (1819-1891). Redburn: His First Voyage. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849.

First American edition, uncut in original boards. Original boards and untrimmed edges are an anomaly at this period. This is perhaps a copy retained by the publisher as it would not have been released as such. Neither ABPC nor RBH record another copy of Redburn in original boards. BAL 13660.

Octavo. Uncut (lacking vii-viii, a contents leaf; spotting throughout). Original boards (spine perished, boards detached). Custom chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: "4049" on title page.
Brought to you by
More from
The Herman Melville Collection of William S. Reese
Place your bid Condition report

A Christie's specialist may contact you to discuss this lot or to notify you if the condition changes prior to the sale.

I confirm that I have read this Important Notice regarding Condition Reports and agree to its terms. View Condition Report