AUTHOR: MELVILLE, Herman.
TITLE: Mardi: And a Voyage Thither.
PUBLISHER: NY: Harper and Brothers, 1849.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION. 2 vols., bound in the publisher's blind stamped brown cloth, eight pages of terminal ads in the second volume.
CONDITION: Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine rubbed with some minor loss, back corners slightly rubbed, textblock generally clean and bright throughout with only minor occasional foxing, small contemporary bookseller sticker to upper corner of the front cover of volume two "C. N. Caspar Co.... Milwaukee, Wis.", a VERY GOOD completely unsophisticated set, free of any repairs or being mucked with.
REFERENCE: BAL 13658.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Melville's third book, issued about a month after the three-volume London edition, and his first major full-length fiction, a novel based on his whaling voyage experiences in the South Seas.