Have any recommendations on what edition I can buy in print?
There are a lot of good ones out there, but honestly, I really liked this little fellow (Bantam)
. It is an inexpensive, sturdy, small edition. Downside is no annotation. I've had bigger and fancier editions, but if you're somewhat mobile, it's great.This one (Penguin Classics)
is great if you just want a clean read. Again, it's not annotated though, so it may be better for a 2nd, 3rd, or 7th read through.
I have other editions that I was unable to find online, but this one (Longman-Critical Edition)
appears to be highly organized and annotated, but perhaps a bit like the website version you found.
Hope this helps a little. Sorry I couldn't find more annotated versions, but I'll let you know if I run across any others that I recommend.
ETA: Personally, I read (and thoroughly enjoyed) the book without the help of annotation. That said, I didn't understand many of the terms, but Melville's writing, to me, remains very witty and accessible, even if a lot of the terminology is antiquated. In my opinion, there really isn't a need to understand the non-salvific
portions of the book. That said, I would greatly like to go back through with an annotated version and learn more.