Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas; being a sequel to the "Residence in the Marquesas Islands."

By: Melville, Herman

Price: NZ$652.50

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Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Moderate rubbing to boards. A few small 1/8" chips and nicks to leather at corners and at ends of spine. The leather is in good condition and the joints are strong. No splitting to gutters at endpapers. A few light spots of foxing.; First edition. This UK edition preceded the publication of the US edition. Signature "P" on page 209. Bound together with three other titles in a single volume. Bound without the half-title page, and without any publisher's advertisements, but with the frontispiece map. Pagination: [iii]-xiii, [1 (blank)], 321, [1] pages + frontispiece map. The page margins have been trimmed and the page dimensions are 170 x 116mm. "Omoo" is the final title in this volume. The other three titles in this volume are 1. "Nearer and Dearer: A Tale out of School" by Cuthbert Bede. London: Richard Bentley, 1857. vii, [1], 182. [1] pages + frontis. 2. "The Shilling Book of Beauty" edited by Cuthbert Bede. London: James Blackwood, no date. viii, (9)-127 pages + frontis + illustrated title page. 3. "The Chinese: A Book for the Day" by Rev. Thomas Phillips. London: Samuel Bagster and Sons, no date [1845]. vi, 120 pages + frontis of the Lord's Prayer in Chinese and English. This uncommon title is a summary of what was then known of the history and customs of China, but it is wholly derivative from other works, which the author lists in his preface. "The remarkable insurrection now progressing in China has directed special attention to that country. [...] These pages are intended to supply information on all topics of interest connected with China. [...] The numerous travellers by rail will find it a suitable, and by no means an unprofitable, companion." - from the author's preface. Half-leather and marbled boards. The spine has the title "Nearer and Dearer", after the first title in the volume. Provenance: Owner's signature of "Willis" on a couple of leaves. This is Robert Bruce Willis who emigrated from the UK to New Zealand in the mid 19th Century.; 12mo

Title: Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas; being a sequel to the "Residence in the Marquesas Islands."

Author Name: Melville, Herman

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1847

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 6334

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