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WITH THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF BILLY BUDD

MELVILLE, Herman. Works. London, 1922-24. Sixteen volumes.

Extremely important limited Standard edition of the works of Herman Melville, number 549 of 750 sets, featuring the first publication of his Billy Budd and the first book publication of many other works. $12,000.

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“ONE OF THE FEW SURVIVORS WHO FOUGHT AND BLED FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE”

(TRUMBULL, Henry) (POTTER, Israel). Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter. Providence, 1824.

First edition, first issue, of the "remarkable story" of Revolutionary soldier Israel Potter, who fought at Bunker Hill, was taken prisoner, escaped in England and survived years of exile, the inspiration for the 1855 novel by Melville, with woodcut-engraved frontispiece. $950.

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