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: 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.