TYPEE; Or, A Narrative of Four Months' Residence Among the Natives of a Valley of The Marquesas Islands; Or, A Peep at Polynesian Life. Herman Melville.
TYPEE; Or, A Narrative of Four Months' Residence Among the Natives of a Valley of The Marquesas Islands; Or, A Peep at Polynesian Life.
TYPEE; Or, A Narrative of Four Months' Residence Among the Natives of a Valley of The Marquesas Islands; Or, A Peep at Polynesian Life.

TYPEE; Or, A Narrative of Four Months' Residence Among the Natives of a Valley of The Marquesas Islands; Or, A Peep at Polynesian Life.

London: John Murray, 1847. First edition, later printing. Preceding the U.S. edition, or at least reissued from a version that preceded it. Not listed in BAL. Appears to be a stereotype conforming to the original text of the 1846 "NARRATIVE OF A FOUR MONTHS' ... " with title page reset to include "TYPEE" at head and with comma (vs. period) following last word in title, "LIFE". This copy with series title, "Mr. Murray's Home and Colonial Library" with one page of ads on verso headed, "Mr. Murray's Monthly Library..." listing 30 "Volumes already Published" (this one being number "15"); half-title; title page with imprint of W. Clowes and Sons on verso; and without the "Preface to the Revised Edition" preceding the original "Preface." Map follows the contents pages, appearing opposite page [1]. 285 pages including the "Appendix," which was excised for the revised edition and replaced with "The Story of Toby." Printer's imprint (Clowes) appears at center of p.[286]. No terminal ads. Bound by J. Strathearn, Stirling, in 12mo three-quarter polished red calf over marbled boards; gilt and blind tooling to spine; raised bands; gilt title and author compartments blocked in black; all edges speckled. Very good with some rubbing to edges and scuffing to boards.
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