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To buy, sell or consign a Herman Melville Moby Dick first edition, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

Only one time before, have we had a Herman Melville Moby Dick first edition, and it sold for over $12,000.  Here is the description:

1851 Moby Dick First Edition/ First Printing

“Moby Dick; or The Whale” by Herman Melville. New York: Harper & Brothers: 1851. Moby Dick first edition, first state. 635pp. with original orange endpapers. A masterwork, and a book collector’s necessity. From its indelible first line, “Call me Ishmael,” to its last, Melville’s singular novel establishes his authority as one of the literary masters of the nineteenth or any century. One of only 2,800 first edition copies published, this volume remains extremely rare as many were destroyed in an 1851 Harper’s warehouse fire. Complete with all leaves for first edition, first state; two flyleaves in the front, 3 at rear along with 6pp. of book ads; title page, dedication page, 2pp. contents, 1p. fore title, 2pp. etymology, 14pp. extracts. Volume measures approximately 5.75″ x 7.75″. Previous owner’s ink inscription to front free endpaper. Overall toning and foxing to interior. Very good, professionally restored condition. Excellent Moby Dick first edition. Sold for $12,750.

Moby Dick first edition 1851 1st/1st Melville`s "Moby Dick"

1851 Moby Dick First Edition

 

In our auction, we have our first Herman Melville Moby Dick First Edition in 9 years.  Here it is:

Herman Melville Moby Dick First Edition (United States) of the Classic — In Original Binding

First U.S. edition, in original boards, of Herman Melville’s ”Moby Dick”. New York: Harper & Bros., 1851. In publisher’s original brown cloth, lettered in gilt, with burnt-red endpapers. Publisher’s circular brand blindstamped on front and rear covers. Measures 5.5” x 7.75”. In good plus condition, with partially separated rear hinge, discoloration to boards and cloth starting to separate from spine. Internally, foxing throughout, some dampstaining along lower edge of first 250pp., and previous owner’s name stamped to front free endpaper. Overall still a solid copy. This edition is extremely rare, as nearly all of 3,000 copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire. Housed in a custom brown clamshell box.  Minimum bid $10,000.

Moby Dick first edition Herman Melville First U.S. Edition of the Classic ''Moby Dick'' -- In Original Binding

Herman Melville First Edition (U.S.) of the Classic ”Moby Dick” — In Original Binding

 

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To buy, sell or consign a Herman Melville Moby Dick first edition, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

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