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Comment: Paperback; Very Good-; Paperback. Spine has faded from light blue to light tan but lettering is unaffected. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Very minor edge foxing. Contents are almost like new. ; 8-1/2" Tall, vii + 76pp. Covers are about the weight of construction paper. BELLES LETTRES. "This publication consists of reprints of two articles revealing Melville's indebtedness to Charles Wilkes' NARRATIVE OF THE U. S. EXPLORING EXPEDITION.1838-1842 in the composition of MOBY-DICK. They first appeared in two different periodicals almost three years apart. . Also included is the reprint of "The Miniature Which Inspired Clifford Pyncheon's Portrait, ' an article which reveals an odd and intriguing connection between MOBY-DICK and the HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES. . Some of the plates used to illustrate these essays are the original plates made for the NARRATIVE in 1845. ". Notes. Bibliography. Thirteen pages of b/w illustrations.
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THE STORMY PETREL AND THE WHALE Some Origins of MOBY-DICK Paperback – 1976

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