MOBY DICK, OR THE WHALE

Melville, Herman (novel); Kent, Rockwell (illustrations)

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Price: $3,500.00


Place Published: New York
Publisher: Random House
Date Published: 1930
Edition: First Edition Thus
Book Id: 3087

Description

Thick octavo (18.5cm); black cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in silver on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xxxii,822,[8]pp; illus. A fresh, Fine copy, entirely free of wear. Dustjacket shows a single short tear at lower edge of rear panel, with two unnecessary pieces of tape removed from verso, resulting in some minimal bleed-through on rear panel; very Near Fine, without wear or toning.

Comments

First trade edition of Melville's novel illustrated by Rockwell Kent, following the three-volume Lakeside Press edition published the same year. One of the most iconic illustrated books of the 20th century, and a highpoint of Art Deco design and typography. A superlative copy.


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