Omoo By Herman Melville. 19th c Williamsburg VA Association item Elizabeth Galt
[Williamsburg, Virginia] Omoo: A Narrative Of Adventures In The South Seas. By Herman Melville. Harper & Brothers, Publishers. New York. 1847. Fifth Edition. (8), (ix)-xv, (1), (17)-389, (1), (xv)-xxiii, (1), (1)-8 pages. 7-9/16 inches. Blind-stamped cloth with gilt decoration. 1-5/8 x 3/8 cut to the upper title page. Wear to the binding. Light foxing, faint minor marginal damp staining to the lower page edges. Association copy signed in on the marbleized front paste-down (inside cover) and on the top of the title page. Calligraphic stylized signatures of “(Elizabeth) Galt / Williamsburg / Virginia.” The (Elizabeth) has been erased from the front paste-down and cut from the title page.
- - - The Galt family of Williamsburg, Virginia operated the Eastern State (Lunatic) Hospital. Galt family members include Dr. John Minson Galt II (1819-1862), A. D. Galt, Jr. (1771-1841), Sarah Maria Galt (1822-1880), Elizabeth J. Galt (1816-1854), and others.