TYPEE: A Peep at Polynesian Life, During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas; or, a Peel at Polynesian Life
London: John Murray, 1847. Later issue (first was in 1846). Small octavo. pp xvi, 301, including frontispiece map. Contains at rear (pp 287-301) the sequel, "The Story of Toby". No half-title nor ads. Bound in 20th century half calf and older marbled boards, spine with blind rules and black label. Scattered minor spotting in text; soft diagonal crease to the front free (binder's) endpaper; a VG tight and unworn copy. A non-fiction account of his great youthful adventure jumping ship from an American whaler in the early 1840s, his captivity in the Marquesas, and his escape on an Australian ship. Melville's first book.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover