1850 1ed White Jacket by Herman Melville US NAVY Ship Life Moby Dick Author

MELVILLE, Herman

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White Jacket or The World in a Man-of-War’ is a 19th-century American novel by Herman Melville. While aboard the USS United States in the US Navy, Melville experienced the horrors of sea life and wrote piece of adventure fiction based on his own time in the Navy. Controversially, this book exposed many of the faults of the navy including seaman flogging – Melville essentially became an advocate for humanitarian progression in the American military.

 

A rare first American edition of a Melville classic!

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1850 1ed White Jacket by Herman Melville US NAVY Ship Life Moby Dick Author

 

White Jacket or The World in a Man-of-War’ is a 19th-century American novel by Herman Melville. While aboard the USS United States in the US Navy, Melville experienced the horrors of sea life and wrote piece of adventure fiction based on his own time in the Navy. Controversially, this book exposed many of the faults of the navy including seaman flogging – Melville essentially became an advocate for humanitarian progression in the American military.

 

A rare first American edition of a Melville classic!

 

Item number: #12109

Price: $750

 

MELVILLE, Herman

 

White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war

 

New York: Harper, 1850. First American edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [5], vi-vii, [2], 9-465, [7]
  • References: BAL 13662;
  • Edition note:
    • ‘1850’ printed on the title page’
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.5in X 5.25in (19cm x 13.5cm)

 

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12109

Category

Literature

Authors

MELVILLE, Herman

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete