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 /
by Herman Melville.
|Main Author:||Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.|
|Related Names:||Smith, Thomas B. active 19th century, stereotyper., Melville, Herman 1819-1891.|
[New York] : R. Craighead's Power Press, 112 Fulton Street :
New York : Wiley and Putnam ; 1846.
Sailors > Sailors / Fiction.
Indigenous peoples > Indigenous peoples / Fiction.
French Polynesia > French Polynesia / Marquesas Islands.
Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) > Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) / Description and travel.
Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) > Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) / Fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Advertisements on pages [v]-x at end.
Signatures: ¹⁰ 2-7¹² 8¹² (-8₁₂) chi² 9-14¹² 15⁶ ² ² ₁; ₁ blank.
"To Lemuel Shaw, chief justice of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this little work is affectionately inscribed by the author"--Page [v].
Part II has separate title page and half-title page; pagination and register continuous.
Printer and stereotyper statements from title page verso.
"Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by Wiley & Putnam, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York"--Title page verso.
First American edition; originally published in London under title: Narrative of four months' residence among the natives of a valley of the Marquesas Islands, or, A peep at Polynesian life.
From the library of Paul Padgette.
2 parts in 1 volume (, xv, , 166, , -325, , [v]-x pages) :
20 cm (12mo).
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