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(KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman.

Moby Dick, or the Whale

Random House, New York , 1930 Stock Code: 128152
£1,250.00
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First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing, in a handsome binding. 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 (173 x 129 mm). Later 20th-century black morocco by Asprey, spine lettered in gilt, compartments and covers ruled in gilt, turn-ins gilt with wavy beaded roll, patterned endpapers, gilt edges, original spine and front cover bound in at rear.

Illustrations

280 woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent.

Condition

A fine copy.

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