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(KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman.

Moby Dick or The Whale.

Random House, New York , 1930 Stock Code: 124925
£1,375.00
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First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing. Kent's imagining of Melville's classic, first published the same year by the Lakeside Press of Chicago in a three-volume limited edition, has been hailed as a masterpiece of 20th-century book illustration and credited with reviving public interest in a sublime but difficult novel.

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Description

Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, lettered and decorated in silver after the original Rockwell Kent designed binding, pictorial block of a whale to the spine.

Illustrations

Illustrated by Rockwell Kent with woodcuts throughout the text, with full-page plates, chapter head and tailpieces, other smaller cuts in the text.

Condition

A fine copy.

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