New York: G.P. Putnam & Co., 1854. Hardcover. The first appearance of Melville’s novella, The Encantadas, appeared in three parts in Putnam’s Monthly Magazine in March, April, and May of 1854. It was published under the pseudonym Salvator R. Tarnmoor. It was later included in Piazza Tales, his only collection of short stories. Neither the book nor the individual stories were reprinted in Melville’s lifetime. This work, a series of philosophical “sketches” draw from Melville’s whaling years. It was the most critically successful of the works in Piazza Tales. Bound in publisher’s original green cloth with embossed design to covers and gilt titling to spine. Cloth is worn and frayed, with bumping to edges, tears to spine edges. Foxing to endpapers and on several interior pages. The text pages for The Encantadas are clean and bright: 311-319; 345-355; 460-466. Very good despite noted flaws. 684 pages. LIT/050418. Very Good.