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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.
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