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Front page and left sidebar banner image:

  • Portrait of Melville, Joseph O. Eaton, 1870, *61Z-4 by permission of Houghton Library.
  • Books owned by Melville, by permission of Houghton Library and William Reese.

Endpaper color scheme:
MMO's color scheme, consisting of burgundy, brown, and beige (all of which are represented on the site's front end, in its page viewer, and in its customized Voyant interface), is based on colored endpapers of the following copies that survive from Melville's library:

  • Burgundy, Matthew Arnold, New Poems, *AC85.M4977.Zz867a, by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Brown, Omar Khayyám, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, *AC85.M4977.Zz878o, by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Beige, Works of Eminent Masters , *fAC85.M4977.Zz854w, by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.

"Online Catalog of Books and Documents Owned, Borrowed and Consulted by Herman Melville":

  • Spine and front free endpaper verso of "Catalogue of Library." MS Am 188.4, by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Title and front endpaper of Melancholy... Drawn Chiefly from the Celebrated Work Intitled, Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy. *AC85.M4977.Zz801b., by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Binding and front flyleaf of James Boaden's Portraits of Shakespeare. *AC85.M4977.Zz824b, by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Lists of "Books obtained in London," "Books obtained in Paris," and "Books obtained in Germany," from Melville's 1849 Journal. bMS Am 188 (371), by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Wiley & Putnam account statement showing Herman Melville's charges for books, bMS 188 (516), by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Entries in the Alphabetical and Circulating Ledgers of the New York Society Library. From the Collection of the New York Society Library.
  • The German Novelists, Vol. 1, 258, translated by Thomas Roscoe. From the collection of the New York Society Library.
  • Front cover and ms catalogue entries for books lent by Evert A. Duyckinck. Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.
  • Entries for books charged to readers in the Daily Ledger of the Astor Library, North Building. Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.
  • Call slip from an unidentified library. By permission of Houghton Library.
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