New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition. thick 8vo., viii, 864pp.; VG-; spine brown cloth with gilt lettering and blind-stamping, same on front board, only blind-stamping on rear board; protected with a mylar covering; cloth on front hinge separated, cloth on spine beginning to peel, still attached; some wear to rear hinge, corners, head and tail of spine; mild foxing throughout; small booksellers sticker on front pastedown; First publication of any part of Moby Dick; "The Town-Ho's Story" on page 658, which became Chapter 54 of the novel, still at that time titled "The Whale,"; NM consignment; shelved case 2.
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New York: Literary Classics of the United States, Inc., 1984. First Edition, First Issue. 10mo; pp 1478; VG-/no-DJ; dark blue spine with gilt text; typo on title page, author's name misspelled (see enclosed letter from publisher); cloth has slight wear to exterior boards; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; interior clean.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 634pp.; G+; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; original publisher's cloth, original orange endpapers, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and rear boards; spine partially faded to tan, with gilt lettering also partially faded, some small brown discoloration to spine edge; endpapers have some discoloration; moderate foxing throughout; six pages of publisher's ads; binding slightly loose; top edge of front hinge of front board has a repaired tear; BAL 13664; HC consignment; Shelved Case 2.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1924. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Spine dark grey with very faded gilded letters; Book is in protective plastic covering, has no DJ but has paper with cover graphic inside protective covering; Boards strong, slightly bowed, binding strong, some webbing visible where front end paper connects to binding, spine very slightly cocked, boards have wear to edges and corners, pastedowns have very occasional wear at edges; Textblock has foxing and spots around edges, interior has spotting on some pages throughout but is clean and unmarked; 299pp.
London: John Murray, 1847. First British Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xiii, 321 pages; VG; bound in contemporary half-burgundy calf, marbled boards, rebacked with modern burgundy cloth, gilt titling to spine; mild wear and rubbing to boards; lacking terminal ads. BAL 13655: State C of page 209, no priority; frontispiece map.; WD consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1931. Octavo; G+; Hardcover in slipcase; Spine black with gold print; Slipcase top edges partially torn, all corners bumped, some scratching, rubbing; Boards in black cloth with gold print, some spotting, wear to spine cap; Textblock has green top edge, name written on endpapers, light soiling of endpapers, spine cracked at title page; vi, 1660 pages, 7 leaves of color plates.
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, Newberry Library, 1968. Octavo; VG/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tan with black and red print; DJ is tan with black and red print, tears at spine ends and flap corners, long tear along top of rear spine hinge, toning to spine, mild smudging, shelfwear; Boards in black cloth with gold print on red banner, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; xiv, 374 pages, 1 b&w plate (port.).
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Limited Edition. 8vo., xxviii, 409pp.; VG; spine white with some lettor and black, black lettering; housed in a VG slipcase; torn and tattered glassine wrapper; text block and interior clean; of the limited edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by Covarrubias, this is number 1042; GP consignment; shelved case 2.