1832 Moby Dick Inspiration Morrell Narrative of Four Voyages Shipwrecks Melville

MORRELL, Benjamin

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Benjamin Morrell was a 19th-century American sailor who is primarily remembered for his book ‘A Narrative of Four Voyages’. This book described his sea adventures, his discoveries, and shipwrecks; however, much to his dismay, many of the reports in his book were proven false and he was marked as a fraud.

 

And while much of his work is disputed, one such thing that is not is that Herman Melville is thought to have based themes of his book ‘Moby Dick’. As a child, Melville saw Morrell on one of his voyage tours and was fascinated by the stories.

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1832 Moby Dick Inspiration Morrell Narrative of Four Voyages Shipwrecks Melville

 

Benjamin Morrell was a 19th-century American sailor who is primarily remembered for his book ‘A Narrative of Four Voyages’. This book described his sea adventures, his discoveries, and shipwrecks; however, much to his dismay, many of the reports in his book were proven false and he was marked as a fraud.

 

And while much of his work is disputed, one such thing that is not is that Herman Melville is thought to have based themes of his book ‘Moby Dick’. As a child, Melville saw Morrell on one of his voyage tours and was fascinated by the stories.

 

Item number: #11427

Price: $950

 

MORRELL, Benjamin

 

A Narrative of four voyages to the South Sea, North and South Pacific Ocean, Chinese Sea, Ethiopic and Southern Atlantic Ocean, Indian and Antarctic Ocean, from … 1822 to 1831. … To which is prefixed a brief sketch of the author’s early life.

 

New York : J. & J. Harper, 1832. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete
    • [8], xxvii, [1], 492
    • Frontispiece loose but present
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8.75in X 5.75in (22cm x 14cm)
  • Very rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons at $2,500

 

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11427

Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

MORRELL, Benjamin

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete