Moby-Dick; or, the Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers; London: Richard Bentley, 1851.
8vo, original green cloth, device to center of front and rear boards, gilt-lettered spine, original orange endpapers, 6pp. publisher's advertisements at rear. First American edition, first issue binding, following the English edition by a month and containing approximately thirty-five passages not present in the English edition (BAL 13664). Boards rubbed and faded; edgewear; spine ends chipped; corners bumped; foxing throughout; marginal dampstaining to final few leaves; hinges starting.
Estimate $ 8,000-12,000
Property from a Private Collection, Chicago, Illinois