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Moby-Dick; or, The whale.

Author: Herman Melville; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Oliver Wendell Holmes Collection (Library of Congress); Harper & Brothers,
Publisher: New York : Harper & Brothers ; London : Richard Bentley, 1851.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Sea stories
Action and adventure fiction
Psychological fiction
Adventure fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
Moby-Dick, or, the Whale.
New York : Harper & Bros. ; London : Richard Bentley, 1851
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Oliver Wendell Holmes Collection (Library of Congress); Harper & Brothers,
OCLC Number: 30847311
Notes: "Published probably on November 14, 1851, at $1.50, in an impression of 2,915 copies"--Tanselle.
Not the same edition as the one issued slightly earlier by Bentley in London under title "The whale". "The publishers used as their text Melville's original manuscript. The Whale, as issued in London, was set from New York sheets, with Melville's alterations."--BAL.
"In token of my admiration for his genius, this book is dedicated to Nathaniel Hawthorne."--Page [iii].
Collation: A¹² 1-26¹² 27¹⁰ [$1,5 (-23₅) signed; A5r unsigned, A5v signed 'A*']; 334 leaves, pages [i-v] vi [vii-xi] xii-xxiii [xxiv (blank)], [1] 2-634 [635-644 (643-644 blank)] [numbering page [x] (leaf A5v) as '9-10' and page [xi] as '11']. The anomalous pagination of pages [x] and [xi] is in the same small type at the lower right corner of the type page.
Publisher's advertisements: full-page advertisements for Melville's White-jacket, Omoo, Mardi, Typee, and Redburn (pages [639]-[641]) and "Choice works for libraries just published ..." (page [642]).
Edition issued in three variant bindings, described in BAL.
Description: xxiii, [1], 634, [10] pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Moby Dick
Responsibility: By Herman Melville, author of "Typee," "Omoo," "Redburn," "Mardi," "White-jacket."


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