Category: Melville


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Moby Dick and the Tools of Whaling

By: N/A

Price: $19.99

Publisher: New Bedford, New Bedford Whaling Museum, 1983

A cooperative reading of the curatorial staff of the New Bedord Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA. View more info

Melville Among the Nations: Proceedings of an International Conference, Volos, Greece, July 2-6, 1997

By: Marovitz, Sanford E.

Price: $49.99

Publisher: Ashland, Ohio, U.S.A., Kent State Univ Pr, 2001

Edition: First Edition

Edited by Sanford E. Marovitz and AC Christodoulou. Like New, appears unread. Important contemporary Melville literary criticism. Very Scarce. Articles include Melville's Medusas by Dennis Berthold and Seeing Moby Dick Globally by Elizabeth Schultz. A must for any Melville scholar or fan. View more info

Herman Melville Special Number

By: N/A

Price: $9.99

Publisher: Lafayette, IN, Purdue University Press, 1962

Volume 8, Number 3. Part of the Modern Fiction Series. Contributions include, Allen Hayman, Kingsley Widmer, Harrison Hayford and others. Important Melville literary criticism. Minor pencil marks on a few pages. View more info

The Merrill Studies in Moby-Dick

By: N/A

Price: $9.99

Publisher: Columbus OH, C. E. Merrill Pub Co, 1969

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Important Melville Literary criticism. Includes articles by Horace Greeley, Archibald MacMechan, Lincoln Colcord, DH Lawrence, Howard C. Horsford, Leon Howard and others. View more info

Moby Dick and the Tools of Whaling

By: N/A

Price: $19.99

Publisher: New Bedford, MA, New Bedford Whaling Museum, 1983

A cooperative reading of the curatorial staff of the New Bedord Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA. View more info

American Culture and the Marketplace: R.R. Donnelley's Four American Books Campaign, 1926-1930

By: Badaracco, Claire

Price: $59.99

Publisher: Washington D.c., Library of Congress, 1992

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Tells the story of the publication of Melville's Moby Dick in the three volume limited edition issued in an aluminum slip case with Rockwell Kent's illustrations, also Walden, Two Years Before the Mast and The Tales of Edgar Allen Poe. Kent's illustrations are featured in this 67 page softcover volume. Chapters include, Marketing Conditions, The Campaign Plan, The Process of Illustration, Establishing Authoritative Texts, Producing the Type Pages and Distribution and M... View more info

Melville in the Berkshires

By: Charters, Ann

Price: $59.00

Publisher: 1969

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed by Author

One of 175 copies signed by the author. View more info

Whalers and Whaling the Story of the Whaling Ships Up to the Present Day

By: E. Keble Chatterton

Price: $49.97

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., 1925

Edition: First British Edition

Many B&W illustrations throughout. 248 pages. The author also wrote Sailing Ships and Their Story and Seamen All. Some spotting to the first few pages and the uncut bottom edge. Tight and clean. View more info

Life on a Whaler, Selected Source Materials for College Research Papers

By: Edgar L. McCormack and Edward G. McGehee

Price: $9.99

Publisher: Boston, D.C. Heath and Company, 1960

Edition: First Edition

Includes selections from authors Bullen, Melville, J. Ross Browne, William Hussey Macy, Owen Chase, Dana, Aldrich, and more. The editors were from Kent State Univ. View more info

Melville's Moby Dick - An American Nekyia: An American Nekyia

By: Edinger, Edward F.

Price: $14.99

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Inner City Books, 1995

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Central to this penetrating commentary is the concept of Nekyia, a term borrowed from the Odyssey of Hojmer, signifying a descent to the underworld--that is an encounter with the collective unconscious. Thus, the subtitle of this work underscores the correspondence between the deep internal struggle from which Melville's masterpiece emerged and the hidden complexities within us all. View more info

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Tolerable Entertainment : Herman Melville and Professionalism in Antebellum New York

By: Evelev, John

Price: $49.99

Publisher: Amherst, Ma, University of Massachusetts Press, 2006

Edition: First Edition

Important contemporary Melville literary criticism. View more info

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The Civil War World of Herman Melville

By: Garner, Stanton

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas, 1993

Edition: First Edition

Contrary to popular belief, Stanton Garner contends, Herman Melville was not intellectually and emotionally detached from the war. In actuality, Melville brooded over the war's enormous brutality and destructive power. At the same time, his passion for wriring, which had suffered greatly in the wake of his grand failures of the 1850s, revived. With renewed purpose, Melville saw an opportunity to establish himself as the prophet-poet of a rededicated America. The vehicle ... View more info

Stove By a Whale, Owen Chase and the Essex

By: Heffernan, Thomas Farel

Price: $69.99

Publisher: Middletown, CT, Wesleyan University Press, 1981

Edition: First Edition

DJ unclipped, no internal marks or imprints. Melville based his novel Moby Dick on the sinking of the Essex. The basis for Ron Howard's movie, In the Heart of the Sea. View more info

The Rope's End

By: Hegarty, Reginald B.

Price: $99.99

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1965

Edition: First Edition

First edition, a bookmark from the Melville Whaling Room of the New Bedford Public Library is taped to the front endpaper. The DJ is unclipped and is protected by mylar, the edges are secured to the volume with darkened tape. The author was the curator of the Melville Whaling Room at the New Bedford Public Library. Hegarty was also the author of Birth of a Whaleship. He signs "To Shirley" on the half-title page and has a small whale figure stamped below his n... View more info

A Concordance to Herman Melville's Moby Dick, 2 Volumes

By: Irey, Eugene F.

Price: $219.99

Publisher: New York, Garland Press, 1982

Edition: First Edition

Two volumes, exhaustive work by Irey who was Professor Emeritus, English and Research Associate in The Center for Computer Research in the Humanities at The University of Colorado, Boulder. Important reference and research work for the Melville scholar. Includes appendices and cross references. 1975 pages in all. Green cloth bindings, no internal marks or writing, an adhesive residue shown on the top front cover of vol. 2, does not detract from appearance or conditio... View more info