Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life. During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas with notices of the French occupation of Tahiti and the provisional cession of the Sandwich Islands to Lord Paulet
New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. First American Edition. Two volumes in one; small octavo (18.5cm.); contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine; xv,,166;,-325pp.; integral map frontispiece. Extremities rubbed, preliminaries quite foxed, some soiling to textblock , else About Very Good and sound. Contemporary Baltimore bookseller ticket to front pastedown. Melville's first book, originally published the same year in London as Narrative of a Four Months' Residence Among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesas Islands. BAL 13653.