Billy Budd, Sailor -and- The Piazza Tales (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: MELVILLE, Herman

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Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound edition offering two previously published works by Herman Melville (1819-1891) in this single volume. Includes his "Billy Budd, Sailor", which was first published posthumously in 1924. Also included is his "The Piazza Tales" which is a collection of six short novels: "The Piazza", "Bartleby", "Benito Cereno", "The Lightning-Rod Man", "The Encantadas" and "The Bell-Tower". With black & white illustrations by J. William Myers and a drawn portrait of Melville by Alan E. Cober. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full dark blue bonded leather covers with two raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Blue silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Volume lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- With slight loss of textblock top edge gilding and a hint of sunning to edges of moire endpapers, otherwise a Near Fine copy lacking additional damages or evidence of having been read.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); (12), 351 pages

Title: Billy Budd, Sailor -and- The Piazza Tales (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

Author Name: MELVILLE, Herman

Categories: >>Classic Fiction, Literature, >>Illustrated Classics, >>Fine Bindings,

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

Stock No.: 81284