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Omoo: PB 236-2003

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Author: Melville, Herman
Illustrator: Stone, Reynolds
Publisher: Limited Editions Club
Designer: Dreyfus, John
Printer: Oxford University Press
Printer: Ridler, Vivian



By Herman Melville, with a new introduction by Van Wyck Brooks ; wood engravings by Reynolds Stone.

Xix,272, [3] p ; 26 cm

Place(s) associated

  • New York

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1961


Of this edition fifteen hundred copies have been made ... It has been designed by John Dreyfus and printed at the University Press, Oxford by Vivian Ridler, printer to the University, on a paper specially made for the edition by Cowan's of Midlothian..."--Colophon. Museum has copy no. "J.D." signed by the illustrator. Bound in hand-marbled white linen, with leather spine label. Issued in slipcase (white cloth over boards with paper label)

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 236-2003
Primary reference Number: 95760
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 August 2012 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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