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The Battle-Pieces of Herman Melville

By: Cohen, Henning

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Thomas Yoseloff: 1964

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2298288

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Light stain along bottom edge of jacket, jacket lightly toned, jacket edges lightly rubbed. Boards lightly soiled, top page ridge lightly foxed. 1964 Large Hardcover. 302 pp. Profusely illustrated and thoroughly annotated. Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866) is the first book of poetry published by the American author Herman Melville. The volume is dedicated To the Memory of the Three Hundred Thousand Who in the War For the Maintenance of the Union Fell Devotedly Under the Flag of Their Country and its 72 poems deal with the battles and personalities of the American Ci... View more info

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The Stormy Petrel and the Whale: Some Origins of Moby-Dick

By: Jaffe, David; Leyda, Jay

Price: $7.00

Publisher: David Jaffe: 1976

Seller ID: 2298295

Condition: Good


stains on front wrapper, ink name on front wrapper, wrappers lightly toned, page ridges very faintly foxed. 1976 Soft Cover. vii, 76 pp. This publication consisted of reprints of two articles revealing Melville's indebtedness to Charles Wilkes' Narrative of the U.S. Exploring Expedition... 1838-1842 in the composition of Moby Dick. Also included is the reprint of The Miniature Which Inspired Clifford Pyncheon's Portrait, an article which reveals an odd and intriguing connection between Moby Dick and the House of Seven Gables. View more info

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Mariners Renegades and Castaways: The Story of Herman Melville and the World We Live In

By: James, C.L.R.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: C.L.R. James: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2298294

Condition: Good


First edition (a paperback original). Light stain, spine creased and mended with tape, wrappers lightly creased. 1953 Mass Market Paperback. 203 pp. Political theorist and cultural critic, novelist and cricket enthusiast, C. L. R. James (1901 - 1989) was a brilliant polymath who has been described by Edward Said as a centrally important 20th-century figure. Through such landmark works as The Black Jacobins, Beyond a Boundary, and American Civilization, James's thought continues to influence and inspire scholars in a wide variety of fields. There is little doubt, wrote novelist Caryl Phillips i... View more info

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Checklist of Melville Reviews

By: Mailloux, Steve; Parker, Hershel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Melville Society: 1975

Seller ID: 2298296

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly toned, front and rear flyleaf lightly foxed. 1975 Stapled Binding. ix, 90 pp. CONTENTS: Foreword; Typee; Omoo; Mardi; Redburn; White-Jacket; Moby-Dick; Pierre; Israel Potter; Tales; The Confidence-Man; Battle-Pieces; Clarel; John Marr; General Reputation; Sources; Leyda's Wand View more info

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Typee, Omoo, Mardi (Library of America)

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Library of America: 1982

Seller ID: 2185733

ISBN: 0940450003

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth boards with slipcase. Exceptional copy. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. This first volume of The Library of America's three-volume edition of the complete prose works of Herman Melville includes three romances of the South Seas. Typee and Omoo, based on the young Melville's experiences on a whaling ship, are exuberant accounts of the idyllic life among the cannibals in Polynesia. They remained his most popular works well into the 20th century. Mardi (the world in Polynesian) is a mixture of love story, adventure, and political allegory, set on a mythic... View more info

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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

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

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: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Seller ID: 2298281

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 527 pp. Navy blue cloth, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers. With a portfolio of nineteenth century whaling prints selected and introduced by Willard Thorp. Moby Dick is a story of Captain Ahab’s incessant pursuit of revenge against a whale that had took his leg but also about mans ability to let obsession take all and the easy at which we can become a unhealthy fanatic. However it is also an ode to community and co-operation for within this crusade the crew rely on one another to e... View more info

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Moby Dick; or, The Whale

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $1,250.00

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

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

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

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $50.00

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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Omoo

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dood, Mead and Company: 1924

Seller ID: 2287066

Condition: Good


Former library copy - usual marks. Jacket reinforced with a jacket from another book affixed to reverse. 1924 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 299 pp. Illustrated by Mead Schaeffer. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is the second book by American writer Herman Melville, first published in London in 1847, and a sequel to his first South Sea narrative Typee, also based on the author's experiences in the South Pacific. After leaving the island of Nuku Hiva, the main character ships aboard a whaling vessel that makes its way to Tahiti, after whic... View more info

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

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $125.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Moby Dick; or the White Whale

By: Melville, Herman; Sullivan, J.N.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Collins: 1968

Seller ID: 2287617

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. A near fine copy in a very good slipcase. Slipcase corners lightly rubbed. 1968 Full-Leather. 478 pp. Red flexible leatherette binding. Top page ridge gilt. Introduction by J.N. Sullivan. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville. The book is sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee. A contribution to the literature of the American Renaissance, the work's genre classifi... View more info

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Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

By: Melville, Herman; Weaver, Raymond

Price: $50.00

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

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

By: Metcalf, Paul

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Coffee House Press: 2015

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2194725

ISBN: 1566893925

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. 2015 Trade Paperback. xiv, 217 pp. 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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Call Me Ishmael: A Study of Melville

By: Olson, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: City Light Books: 1947

Seller ID: 2298282

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly toned, minor light wear. 1947 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 119 pp. First published in 1947, this acknowledged classic of American literary criticism explores the influences—especially Shakespearean ones—on Melville’s writing of Moby-Dick. One of the first Melvilleans to advance what has since become known as the “theory of the two Moby-Dicks,” Olson argues that there were two versions of Moby-Dick, and that Melville’s reading King Lear for the first time in between the first and second versions of the book had a profound impact on ... View more info

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The Oregon Trail

By: Parkman, Francis; Wade, Mason; Dixon, Maynard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Heritage Press: 1943

Seller ID: 2208316

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, lacks slipcase, spine lightly toned. 1943 Hard Cover. xxii, 297 pp. Lacks slipcase. The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life (also published as The California & Oregon Trail) is a book written by Francis Parkman. It was originally serialized in twenty-one installments in Knickerbocker's Magazine (1847–49) and subsequently published as a book in 1849. The book is a breezy, first-person account of a 2 month summer tour of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas when Parkman was 23. The heart of the book covers the three weeks Parkman spent hun... View more info

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Poor Richard: The Almanacks for the Years 1733-1758, Wherein are retain'd in their Entirety the Author's Prefaces, Proverbs, Verses, & Entertaining Remarks; Together with those Chronological, Historical, and Scientific Observations which the Author has illumin'd with his characteristic Wit & Wisdom. [Poor Richard's Almanac]

By: Saunders, Richard [Franklin, Benjamin]; Brooks, Van Wyck

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1977

Seller ID: 2202289

ISBN: 0345256875

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed. 1977 Large Softcover. xi, [3], 300 pp. Illustrations by Norman Rockwell. Franklin's Autobiography is one of the most famous works in American literature. He started it as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but soon it was transformed into a work of history, both personal and national, revealing Franklin as the man who, as Herman Melville said, possessed deep worldly wisdom and polished Italian tact, gleaming under an air of Arcadian unaffectedness. The publication appeared continually from 1732 to 1758. It was a best seller for a pamphlet published in the Am... View more info