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White Jacket, Melville, Herman

Author Name    Melville, Herman

Title   White Jacket

Binding   Decorative Cloth

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Edition   1st/2nd Printing

Size   8vo

Publisher   New York Harper 1850

Seller ID   002227

Beautiful copy of the First edition and second state of White Jacket. All points are correct for the second state including the "T" signature on page 433 and the correct "Q" signature on page 361. This copy has been expertly rebacked and the spine color matches the binding color beautifully. There is gold stamping on the spine and the boards are blindstamped in a very intricate and fine design with very litle evidence of rubbing. This is BAL 13662. The textblock is quite clean with sporadic foxing and of course, there is some toning from age. I have had my bookbinder create a custom slipcase to protect this Antiquarian treasure. It is in Brown bookcloth and the opening is trimmed in a deep chocolate leather. The volume makes a fine presentation. The binding is very tight but for a slight separation between the pastedown and the Ffep. It could easily be repaired with a touch of glue. It was the last book he wrote prior to his masterpiece Moby Dick and the novel is approachable and brilliant. We are pleased to send pictures on request.

Price = 950.00 USD



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