Benito Cereno by Herman Melville with Pictures by E. McKnight Kauffer (1926) hardcover book


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Benito Cereno by Herman Melville with Pictures by E. McKnight Kauffer

This copy is a hardcover book in fair condition with dust jacket in poor condition. Extensive chipping to perimeter of dust jacket as well as to the upper/lower areas of the jacket’s spine. Small areas of damage (as pictured) to the lower, right-hand corner of the front of the dust jacket. Previous owner bookplate pasted to the front, inner board. Previous bookstore price noted in pencil to the upper, right-hand corner of the front endpaper. Extensive toning to front and rear end-pages. Pencil notation to the upper, left-hand corner of the rear board. Fraying and damage to the boards and dust jacket at the lower spine. Binding is somewhat rolled with minor separation of text block from spine. Scratching, toning, and areas of discoloration to the edges of text block. Fragile hinges. Toning to inner boards and pages of the text. Fragile pages. Clean text throughout. Illustrated. Published by The Nonesuch Press. 123pp. Original related newspaper ephemera on the release of the book included.

Numbered limited edition. This copy is No. 202 of 1650 copies printed for sale in England and America.

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