THE PIAZZA TALES. Herman Melville, Benj Greenstein, stories, illustrations.


New York: The Elf Publishers, 1929. Limited Edition. Handsome edition of Melville's 1856 collection of short stories, all but one of them first appearing in the pages of Putnam's Monthly. Item #3670

One of 750 numbered copies, this being copy no.250. Octavo (24cm); pale blue paper and vellum-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; top edge gilt; [xii],270,[6]pp, with frontispiece and five inserted plates illustrated by Benj Greenstein. Gentle sunning to board edges, mild hand-soil and some spotting to vellum, with an early gift inscription (1935) to front endpaper, and one illustrated plate (at p.8) loose but present; Very Good+.

Price: $35.00

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