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Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas ... Part I; ... Part II by  Herman Melville - Revised edition, third printing, mixed state (p. 101, l. 3 from  - 1846 - from James Cummins Bookseller (SKU: 261846)

Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas ... Part I; ... Part II

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Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas ... Part I; ... Part II

by Melville, Herman

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New York: Wiley and Putnam. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1846. Revised edition, third printing, mixed state (p. 101, l. 3 from bottom reading "grove" as in fourth printing). Map. pp. xiv, 149, [1]; [4], [151]-307, [1, blank] pp., + 9 pp. ads paged [xv]-xxiii. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth. Spine faded and worn at ends, foxing to endleaves. Revised edition, third printing, mixed state (p. 101, l. 3 from bottom reading "grove" as in fourth printing). Map. pp. xiv, 149, [1]; [4], [151]-307, [1, blank] pp., + 9 pp. ads paged [xv]-xxiii. 8vo. The revised edition of Melville's first book, with the sequel "The Story of Toby" on pp. 293-307. Issued as part I in Wiley & Putnam's "Library of American Books". BAL 13654

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Typee is American writer Herman Melville's first book, partly based on his actual experiences as a captive on Nuku Hiva (which Melville spelled as Nukuheva) in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands and the title comes from a valley there called Tai Pi Vai. It was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime; for 19th century readers his career seemed to go downhill afterwards, but during the early 20th century it was seen as just the beginning of a career that peaked with Moby-Dick (1851).

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Bookseller's Inventory #
261846
Title
Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas ... Part I; ... Part II
Author
Melville, Herman
Format/binding
Map. pp. xiv, 149, [1]; [4], [151]-307, [1, blank] pp., + 9 pp. ads paged [xv]-xxiii. 8vo
Book condition
Used - Publisher's blue cloth. Spine faded and worn at ends, foxing to endleaves
Quantity-available
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Edition
Revised edition, third printing, mixed state (p. 101, l. 3 from
Publisher
Wiley and Putnam. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1846
Keywords
American | Herman Melville
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