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White Jacket; or the World in a Man-Of-War by  Herman Melville - First Edition - 1850 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140942137)

White Jacket; or the World in a Man-Of-War

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White Jacket; or the World in a Man-Of-War

by Melville, Herman

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1850. First Edition. Very Good+. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's brown cloth decorated in blind with spine lettered in gilt. Very Good or better, with fraying to spine ends and wear at corners. Former owner bookplate to front paste down, and light pencil ownership name to a preliminary blank. Sporadic foxing throughout, heaviest at the preliminary and terminal pages. A lovely copy.


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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
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White Jacket; or the World in a Man-Of-War
Melville, Herman
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Used - Very Good+
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First Edition
Harper & Brothers
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New York
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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

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This seller has earned a 3 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since 2010
Portland, Oregon
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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.


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First Edition
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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
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A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.

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