Price: 1,000.00 USD

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1855. Eleven volumes. Late 19th-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, spines gilt. Covers and spines moderately worn, a few instances of marbled paper abraded on covers. Slight age- toning at outer edges, occasional light instances of foxing and dampstaining, some leaves browned. A very good set. A very good set of the first eleven volumes of HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE. Each volume covers six months of the calendar year and included numerous articles intended "to combine entertainment with instruction, and to enforce, through channels which attract rather than repel attention and favor, the best and most important lessons of morality and of practical life." Poetry and prose, historical items, travel, biography, literary notices, and current events (both domestic and foreign) are complemented by hundreds of illustrations. In the present set, the third volume is of interest for its inclusion of the first appearance in print of any part of MOBY DICK. "The Town-Ho's Story" on pages 658-665 is "from THE WHALE. The title of a new work by Mr. Melville, in the press of Harper and Brothers, and now publishing in London by Mr. Bentley."

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