1851 MOBY DICK (1ST ED.)

1851 MOBY DICK (1ST ED.)

1st Edition Copy of Moby Dick

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Books, One of a Kind
Offering Date
January 31, 2022
Target Raise
$70.00K
Year
1851
Security Price
$7
Title
Moby Dick
Author
Herman Melville
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Publication Date
1851
Edition
First Edition
Condition
Near Fine
Rarity
1 of 2,951 (1st Edition)

Company Description

Though now considered one of the defining works of American literature, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick was published in 1851 to poor reviews. The tale of Captain Ahab’s maniacal pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick — now cited as a powerful analogy for humanity’s search for meaning — would not find widespread acclaim until after Melville’s death. #MOBYDICK is a 1st Edition copy of Moby Dick, 1 of less than 3,000 1st Edition copies printed.

Key Deal Facts

Herman Melville bought a farm in 1850 in the town of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Melville’s farm was located near the home of Nathanial Hawthorne (the author of the Scarlet Letter) and the two became good friends. Melville would dedicate his book Moby Dick to Hawthorne.

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