1860 White Jacket by Herman Melville American NAVY Life Ships Adventure Novel

MELVILLE, Herman

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‘White Jacket or The World in a Man-of-War’ is a 19th-century American novel by Herman Melville. While aboard the USS United States in the US Navy, Melville experienced the horrors of sea life and wrote piece of adventure fiction based on his own time in the Navy. Controversially, this book exposed many of the faults of the navy including seaman flogging – Melville essentially became an advocate for humanitarian progression in the American military.

 

According to Willard Thorp in the Historical Note of the 1970 edition of ‘White Jacket’, the 1860 edition only consisted of 254 copies – an extremely limited print run!

 

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1860 White Jacket by Herman Melville American NAVY Life Ships Adventure Novel

 

‘White Jacket or The World in a Man-of-War’ is a 19th-century American novel by Herman Melville. While aboard the USS United States in the US Navy, Melville experienced the horrors of sea life and wrote piece of adventure fiction based on his own time in the Navy. Controversially, this book exposed many of the faults of the navy including seaman flogging – Melville essentially became an advocate for humanitarian progression in the American military.

 

According to Willard Thorp in the Historical Note of the 1970 edition of ‘White Jacket’, the 1860 edition only consisted of 254 copies – an extremely limited print run!

 

Item number: #7044

Price: $750

 

MELVILLE, Herman

 

White-jacket; or, The world in the man-of-war.

 

New York, Harper, 1860.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • vii, [1], 465
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.75in X 5.25in (19.5cm x 13.5cm)
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7044

Categories

Americana, American History

Literature

Military & War

Authors

MELVILLE, Herman

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete