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Typee: A Narrative of a Four Months' Residence among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesas Islands or A Peep at Polynesian Life (The Astor Library)

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Signet: 1964

Seller ID: 2263066

ISBN: 0451002636

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1964 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 319 pp. 8vo. Typee (1846; in full: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life) is American writer Herman Melville's first book, partly based on his actual experiences as a captive on Nuku Hiva (which Melville spelled as Nukuheva) in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands and the title comes from a valley there called Tai Pi Vai. It was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime; for 19th century readers his career seemed to go downhill afterward, but during the early 20th century it was seen as just the beginnin... View more info

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Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas, A Sequel to Typee

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: D.D. Nickerson Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 2298291

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Minor loss to spine head and to spine base, boards very lightly soiled. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 365 pp. Frontispiece by Henry Austin; 4 plates by A. Burham Shute. Following the commercial and critical success of Typee, Herman Melville continued his series of South Sea adventure-romances with Omoo. Named after the Polynesian term for a rover, or someone who roams from island to island, Omoo chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and is based on Melville’s personal experiences as a crew member on a ship sailing... View more info

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Moby Dick; or, The Whale

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $1,250.00  $1,000.00

Publisher: Random House: 1930

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2263964

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Spine and edges lightly rubbed, tiny split starting along front of spine head. 1930 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xxxi, 822, [6] pp. 8vo. Finely rebound in full red morocco with gilt title, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Numerous woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent throughout. A particularly sought-after edition of Melville's famous 'tale of the whale'. View more info

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Billy Budd

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Digireads.com: 2010

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2267106

ISBN: 1420938290

Condition: Very Good


Light ink underlining. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 122 pp. This is the final work of American author Herman Melville (1819-1891), discovered amongst his papers three decades after his death and published in Raymond Weaver's 1924 edition of The Collected Works of Melville. The emergence of what some consider to be Melville's masterpiece sparked a revived interest in the forgotten writer, despite the complex and incomplete nature of the manuscript. This is the first of many attempts to piece together and refine the sometimes illegible text, which included ... View more info

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White Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Quality Paperback Book Club: 1996

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2276222

Condition: Very Good


Ink name and number on quote page, a few minor spots to top page ridge. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 504 pp. Based on Melville's experiences as a common seaman aboard the frigate USS United States from 1843 to 1844 and stories that other sailors told him, the novel is severely critical of virtually every aspect of American naval life and thus qualifies as Melville's most politically strident work. At the time, though, the one thing that journalists and politicians focused on in the novel was its graphic descriptions of flogging and the horrors caused ... View more info

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Billy Budd and The Piazza Tales

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Dolphin Books: 1961

Seller ID: 2300163

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 1961 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A collection of Melville's writings including Billy Budd, The Piazza, Bartleby, Benito Cereno, The Lightning Rod Man, The Encantadas, and The Bell Tower. View more info

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Moby Dick or The Whale (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books, Giant G64)

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1930

Seller ID: 2286113

Condition: Good


1944-1967 printing (Toledano G064.1). Lacks jacket. Hinges repaired, ink stamp on front endpaper. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxi, [1], 822, [8] pp. 8vo. Blue cloth, silvert titles. Illustrated with woodcuts by Rockwell Kent. Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby-Dick, a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaleships know of Moby-Dick,... View more info

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Moby Dick; or, The Whale (De Luxe Edition)

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1937

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294654

Condition: Good


Reissue. Stain on top page edge, boards lightly soiled, two 1 inch closed jacket tears, jacket edges rubbed with a few light creases. 1937 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxi, 822 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Numerous woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent throughout. A reissue of the iconic Random House edition of Melville's famous 'tale of the whale', preserving the same design motifs with some minor differences (the Random House edition was black cloth with silver titles, and the jacket design was much different). View more info

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Omoo

By: Melville, Herman; Brooks, Van Wyck (Introduction)

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1967

Seller ID: 1954366

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Lacks Sandglass insert. Spine very slightly faded, slipcase lightly rubbed. 1967 Hard Cover. xix, 272, [1] pp. 8vo. Original black & green cloth decorated boards, silver titles & rules, issued in publisher's slipcase. Introduction by Van Wyck Brooks. Woodcut engravings by Reynolds Stone. A work of nautical fiction, Melville's second work of fiction, and a sequel to Typee. It is based on Melville's travels from the Marquesas to Tahiti, but also includes events drawn from other sources. View more info

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Moby Dick; or, The Whale (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Melville, Herman; Fadiman, Clifton

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2302842

Condition: Very Good


Spine cocked, endpaper edges faded. 1977 Full-Leather. xxii, 615 pp. 8vo. Original black full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, sky blue ribbon marker bound in, silk moire endpapers. Illustrations by Boardman Robinson. Melville's famous 'tale of the whale' in a gorgeously bound volume. View more info

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Moby Dick; or, The Whale (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Melville, Herman; Fadiman, Clifton

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2266129

Condition: Very Good


Faint stain to top corner of first two pages, front hinge just beginning to weaken. 1977 Full-Leather. xxii, 615 pp. 8vo. Original black full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, sky blue ribbon marker bound in, silk moire endpapers. Illustrations by Boardman Robinson. Melville's famous 'tale of the whale' in a gorgeously bound volume. View more info

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Pierre, or the Ambiguities (Americana Deserta Series)

By: Melville, Herman; Forsythe, Robert S.

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1930

Seller ID: 2298289

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Spine lightly toned and slightly cocked, pencil notes on front free endpaper. 1930 Hard Cover. xxxviii, 416 pp. When Pierre Glendinning's lifelong desire for a sister is seemingly realized on the eve of his marriage, his world is suddenly turned upside down, for he must choose between acknowledging his illegitimate half-sister or perpetuating his unsullied family legacy. Melville unfolds the story of an idealistic young man whose steadfast beliefs lead him to destroy his world and himself. View more info

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Billy Budd and Benito Cereno: Two Tales by Herman Melville (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Melville, Herman; Geismar, Maxwell

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2004

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2275777

Condition: Near Fine


Minor scuffs along edges, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 2004 Full-Leather. xv, [1], 176 pp. Tall 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Maxwell Geismar, paintings by Robert Stone. Two of Melville's short works together in one volume with color illustrations. View more info

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The Portable Melville

By: Melville, Herman; Leyda, Jay

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1976

Seller ID: 2281603

ISBN: 0140150587

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1976 Mass Market Paperback. Contains the full text of Typee, Billy Budd, and Bartleby, as well as selections from his novels and poetry. View more info

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White Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War (The Chiltren Library)

By: Melville, Herman; Plomer, William

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1952

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2298292

Condition: Good


First thus. No jacket. Boards stained, spine lightly toned, pencil name on front paste-down endpaper. 1952 Hard Cover. xiv, 376 pp. New introduction by William Plomer. White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War is the fifth book by American writer Herman Melville, first published in London in 1850.[1] The book is based on the author's fourteen months' service in the United States Navy, aboard the frigate USS Neversink (actually USS United States). Based on Melville's experiences as a common seaman aboard the frigate USS United States from 1843 to 1844 and stories that other sailors told him, ... View more info

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Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

By: Melville, Herman; Weaver, Raymond

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Albert & Charles Boni: 1924

Seller ID: 2298290

Condition: Good


No jacket. Spine and boards lightly toned, board edges rubbed, rear board lightly soiled, front hinge starting. 1924 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 274 pp. Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile is the eighth book by American writer Herman Melville, first published in serial form in Putnam's Monthly magazine between July 1854 and March 1855, and in book form by G. P. Putnam & Co. in March 1855. A pirated edition was also published in London by George Routledge in May 1855. The book is loosely based on a pamphlet (108-page) autobiography that Melville acquired ... View more info

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Moby Dick or The White Whale (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Melville, Herman; Weaver, Raymond

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1926

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281346

Condition: Good


Lacks jacket. Boards lightly soiled, ink gift note on front endpaper, a couple sentences underlined in blue ink, ink sketch on rear free endpaper. 1926 Hard Cover. xxi, [1], 565, [1] pp. 8vo. Blue cloth, gilt titles. Introduction by Raymond Weaver. Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby-Dick, a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaleships know of Moby-Dick, and fewer ye... View more info

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The Worldlings

By: Merrick, Leonard

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1900

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2202914

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. No jacket. A very nice copy. 1900 Hard Cover. 327 pp. Leonard Merrick (1864-1939) was a widely admired English novelist, whom J. M. Barrie called the novelist's novelist. The Worldlings (1900) is a psychological investigation of a crime. Keywords: LEONARD MERRICK WORLDLINGS FICTION LITERATURE PSYCHOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION CRIME View more info

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The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry 1993-1994

By: Messerli, Douglas

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Sun & Moon Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2265834

ISBN: 1557131619

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library. 1995 Trade Paperback. Includes the full text of the winning selections drawn from both poetry and prose. View more info

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Genoa: A Telling of Wonders (50th Anniversary Edition)

By: Metcalf, Paul

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Coffee House Press: 2015

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2194725

ISBN: 1566893925

Condition: Near Fine


First printing of 50th anniversary edition. 2015 Trade Paperback. xiv, 217 pp. Includes new introduction by Rick Moody. "First published in 1965, 'Genoa' is Metcalf's purging of the burden of his relationship to his great-grandfather Herman Melville. In his signature polyphonic style, the life of Melville, Melville's use and conversion of the Columbus myth, and the story of the Mills brothers--one, an M.D. who refuses to practice; the other, an executed murderer--vibrate and sing a quintessentially American song." View more info

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Huntsman, What Quarry? Poems

By: Millay, Edna St. Vincent

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1939

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2204165

Condition: Near Fine


1940 reprint based on D-O code on copyright page. Includes paper jacket and original onion skin jacket. Onion skin toned with some chips along edges, 1/2 inch chip from spine head of paper jacket. 1939 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 94 pp. A collection of poetry by the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. View more info

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Conversation at Midnight: Poems

By: Millay, Edna St. Vincent

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1937

Seller ID: 2288495

Condition: Very Good


(D-M code, edition not stated.) Quarter-inch by quarter-inch chip along top edge of front jacket panel, a few faint stains on jacket spine, front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink name and gift note on front endpaper. 1937 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 126 pp. Deckled edge. A sequence of poems that gives daring and provocative expression in dialogue to the thought of our times. A collection of poetry by the third woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry (1923). View more info

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Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem

By: Miller, Arthur

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Viking Press: 1964

Seller ID: 2298313

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on front wrapper, minor marginalia. 1964 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 139 pp. Miller's classic play about a family man who fails to live up to his own ideal. View more info

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Collected Plays, 1944-1961 (The Library of America 163)

By: Miller, Arthur

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2006

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2203778

ISBN: 0193108291

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Includes publisher's slipcase and insert. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 774 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of plays by the American playwright best known for Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, with chronology and notes following text. Includes: The Man Who Had All the Luck; All My Sons; Death of a Salesman; An Enemy of the People; The Crucible; A Memory of Two Mondays; A View from the Bridge (one-act and two-act versions); The Misfits. This edition is part of the Library of America series... View more info

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Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem

By: Miller, Arthur; Bigsby, Christopher

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1998

Seller ID: 2269172

Condition: Good


Former school library copy, pages lightly toned. 1998 Hard Cover. xxvi, 113 pp. Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. It was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. The play premiered on Broadway in February 1949, running for 742 performances, and has been revived on Broadway four times,[1] winning three Tony Awards for Best Revival. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century.[2] The play is mostly told from the point of view of the protagonist, Willy, and the previous parts of ... View more info

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The Rest of Us: Dispatches from the Mother Ship

By: Mitchard, Jacquelyn

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Viking: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282244

ISBN: 0670876623

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 255 pp. Jacquelyn Mitchard reaches for heart and mind simultaneously, with both wit and nostalgia but never with sentimentality. Whether writing of gun laws and garage sales, the loneliness of the long-haul single mother, fear of gardening, or the late great American game of baseball, Mitchard stresses the personal stake each of us has in the stand-up drama of daily life. The single mother of five children, she shares her own family's dramas and epiphanies ... View more info

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Gone with the Wind

By: Mitchell, Margaret

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Avon: 1973

Seller ID: 2297537

ISBN: 0380001098

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased. 1973 Mass Market Paperback. 1024 pp. Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel. Widely considered The Great American Novel, and often remembered for its epic film version, Gone With the Wind explores the depth of human passions with an intensity as bold as its setting in the red hills of Georgia. A superb piece of storytelling, it vividly depicts the drama of the Civil War and Reconstruction. This is the tale of Scarl... View more info

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Gone with the Wind

By: Mitchell, Margaret

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1967

Seller ID: 2297539

Condition: Very Good


Spine and wrappers creased, ink stamp on front wrapper. 1967 Mass Market Paperback. 862 pp. Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel. Widely considered The Great American Novel, and often remembered for its epic film version, Gone With the Wind explores the depth of human passions with an intensity as bold as its setting in the red hills of Georgia. A superb piece of storytelling, it vividly depicts the drama of the Civil War and R... View more info

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Gone with the Wind

By: Mitchell, Margaret; Conroy, Pat - preface

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Scribner: 2007

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2299617

ISBN: 1416548890

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Wrapper edges lightly rubbed. 2007 Trade Paperback. 959 pp. Preface by Pat Conroy. Gone with the Wind, published on June 30, 1936, is a romantic novel and the only novel written by Margaret Mitchell. The story is set in Jonesboro and Atlanta, Georgia during the American Civil War and Reconstruction[1] and follows the life of Scarlett O'Hara, the daughter of an Irish immigrant plantation owner. Scarlett marries two men she does not love, all the while thinking that she is in love with Ashley Wilkes, who has married another. After her second husband dies in a raid on a location w... View more info

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The American Civil War, 1861-1865 (Seminar Studies in History)

By: Mitchell, Reid

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Longman: 2001

Seller ID: 2206454

ISBN: 0582319730

Condition: Near Fine


Pencil check mark to series list page. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xix, 142 pp. The American Civil War caused upheaval and massive private bereavement, but the years 1861-1865 also defined a great nation. This book provides a concise introduction to events from the secession to the end of the war. It focuses on: the military progress of the war; Union and Confederate politics; social change - particularly the emancipation of North American slaves; The social history associated with the war is dealt with alongside the familiar military and political event... View more info