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Selected Poems of Herman Melville by  Herman Melville - 1st Edition - 1971 - from citynightsbooks and Biblio.com

Selected Poems of Herman Melville

by Melville, Herman

Condition: Very Good/Near Fine


Random House, 1971. Brown cloth spine, oatmeal cloth boards, gilt titles at front and spine. Stated first edition. Edited and with an Introduction by Robert Penn Warren. Includes a substantial section of Notes on the Text. A near fine copy in very good plus DJ with a small stain at heel of spine. 453 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine.


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