New York: Dix & Edwards, 1856. Octavo, [iv], 431,  pages,  ads; VG-; bound in publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt to spine; discoloration to front cover and spine, presumably from a liquid, mild bumping to corners, most gilt on spine still bright; yellow endpapers, bookplate to front pastedown; bookseller embossed stamp to ffep; text clean; the signature mark 14 is present; shelved case 2.
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BAL 13669, TZ cloth brown; Wright II: 1702;
Melville's first collection of short stories and the only one published in his lifetime. Bartleby, the Scrivener", "Benito Cereno", and "The Encantadas" are regarded as Melville's most significant achievements in the genre of short fiction.