Moby Dick or The Whale [1899]


By Herman Melville

Handsome early edition of this classic American novel

Out of stock


  • First Thus [Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1899]; xi, 492pp, xiv [Etymology & Extracts]; green decorated cloth, gold titling to spine, fep removed, inner front hinge separating, dampstain to initial pages [inc frontis]; no dustjacket; a very good copy
  • Illustrated with 4 plates by I.W. Taber [frontis with tissue guard]
  • Moby Dick was first published in 1851 but, due to poor initial public reception & a warehouse fire, early [19C] copies are scarce