Hidden Bibliographic Details
|Varying Form of Title:||Half-title in v.1: Whale, or, Moby Dick|
|Other authors / contributors:||Edmonds & Remnants, binder.|
Zaehnsdorf (Firm), binder.
Richard Bentley (Firm), publisher.
|Provenance:||Copy 1: Red morocco monogrammed bookplate of G. R. Nicolaus on front pastedown with initials "GRN"|
Copy 2, volume 1: Author's presentation inscription to Henry Hubbard on front flyleaf: "Henry Hubbard, from his old shipmate and watchmate on board the good ship Achushnet (alas, wrecked at last on the Nor' West). Herman Melville, March 23d, 1853, Pittsfield"
Copy 2, volume 3: Pencil manuscript annotation by Henry Hubbard in the lower margin of page 58: "Pip - Backus - his real name. I was in the boat at the time he made the leap overboard. Stubs = I Hall, real name [space] Hubbard"
Copy 2, volume 1: Laid in: newspaper cutting of an article titled "Co-operation in Whale Fishing" (dated in manuscript Dec. 1919) is inserted between pages 74 and 75.
Copy 1: Binding: blue morocco over boards; inner gilt dentelles; silk endpapers; blue cloth from the original binding is pasted to flyleaves at the end; signed: Bound by Zaehnsdorf, London, England.
Copy 2: Binding: blue cloth over boards with a cream cloth spine; binder's ticket: Bound by Remnant & Edmonds, London.
|Notes:||500 copies printed in October 1851. Cf. Tanselle.|
First American and all subsequent editions have title: Moby Dick.
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Sadleir, M. XIX century fiction, 1685
Tanselle, G.T. Checklist of editions of Moby-Dick, 1