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Typee : a peep at Polynesian life : during a four months' residence in a valley of the Marquesas : with notices of the French occupation of Tahiti and the provisional cession of the Sandwich Islands to Lord Paulet

Author: Herman Melville; Thomas B Smith; Wiley & Putnam.; John Murray (Firm),; R. Craighead's Power Press,
Publisher: New York : Wiley and Putnam ; London : John Murray, Albemarle Street, [New York] : R. Craighead's Power Press, 112 Fulton Street : T.B. Smith, Stereotyper, 216 William Street 1846.
Series: Wiley and Putnam's library of American books, no. 13-14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Herman Melville's first book, partly based on his actual experiences as a captive on Nuku Hiva (which Melville spelled as Nukuheva) in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands.
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Adventure fiction
Novels
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville; Thomas B Smith; Wiley & Putnam.; John Murray (Firm),; R. Craighead's Power Press,
OCLC Number: 3212579
Notes: First American edition; originally published in London under title: Narrative of four months' residence among the natives of a valley of the Marquesas Islands, or, A peep at Polynesian life.
"Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by Wiley & Putnam, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York"--Title page verso.
Printer and stereotyper statements from title page verso.
Part II has separate title page and half-title page; pagination and register continuous.
"To Lemuel Shaw, chief justice of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this little work is affectionately inscribed by the author"--Page [v].
Signatures: [1]¹⁰ 2-7¹² 8¹² (-8₁₂) chi² 9-14¹² 15⁶ [16]² [17]² [18]₁; [1]₁ blank.
Advertisements on pages [v]-x at end.
Description: 2 parts in 1 volume ([4], xv, [1], 166, [4], [167]-325, [1], [v]-x pages) : map ; 20 cm (12mo)
Series Title: Wiley and Putnam's library of American books, no. 13-14.
Other Titles: Peep at Polynesian life
Responsibility: by Herman Melville.

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Herman Melville's first book, partly based on his actual experiences as a captive on Nuku Hiva (which Melville spelled as Nukuheva) in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands.

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