Lot 473: Herman Melville Omoo 1st Ed. London: 1847

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Lot 473: Author: Melville, Herman; Title: Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas; Place Published: London; Publisher: John Murray; Date Published: 1847; Description: (iii)-xiii, [1 blank], 321, [1] pp. Frontispiece map. (8vo) 17x12 cm (6¾x4½"), period half calf & marbled boards, gilt-lettered morocco spine label, spine tooled in gilt. First Cloth Edition, early rebinding.Precedes the American Edition by one month. Half-title and publisher's advertisements not retained when rebound. BAL 13655. Bookplate of Joan Emlyn on front pastedown. Condition: Spine dry, a bit rubbed; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $500-800
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