Melville's "The Town-Ho's Story"
The First Appearance of any part of Melville's Moby-Dick! "The Town-Ho's Story," published by Harper & Brothers, 1851.
"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."
Corners bumped, moderate foxing, a few ragged edges to cloth on boards (see photos).