Blue cloth stamped in silver to spine. In blue slipcase
1981·Berkeley, Los Angeles, London
by [Moser, Barry]. Melville, Herman [1819 - 1891]
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1981. Deluxe Edition, limited to 750 copies. This copy INSCRIBED by Moser on title page, accompanied by pencil sketch of harpoon. Blue cloth stamped in silver to spine. In blue slipcase. Very faint sunning to spine, minor soil to outer margin of one page. Else clean and bright, binding sound. Slipcase gently edgeworn and lightly soiled, faint dampstain to side panel. VG+ in VG- slipcase.. , xv, , 576,  pp. B/w woodcuts by Barry Moser. Folio. 13-5/8" x 9-1/8"
First edition following the monumental and justly renowned Arion Press edition, published in 1979.Uncommon signed, particularly accompanied by a sketch by Moser.
(Inventory #: 43238)
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