THE ENCANTADAS OR, ENCHANTED ISLES

Burlingame, California: William P. Wreden, 1940. Mallette Dean. First Edition thus. Cloth-backed decorated boards. (xxii)119 pages. Illustrated by Mallette Dean, including frontispiece, initials, folded map drawing and one full-page drawing not included in the pagination. One of 550 un-numbered copies printed by The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco. Cloth-backed decorated boards. Cream spine label printed in red. Hand set in Goudy Modern type. Ten illustrative initials by Dean. Introduction, critical epilogue and bibliographical notes by Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen. Written three years after Moby Dick, The Encantadas consists of ten sketches regarding the Galapagos Islands, to which Melville had sailed in his early twenties aboard the whaling ship Acushnet. A Fine copy with plain paper mailing wrapper, now in a clear mylar custom protective jacket. GB 331. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of our books, via media mail, to any United States address. Fine / Custom Clear Mylar. Item #2037

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