Moby Dick or The Whale.
Illustrated by Rockwell Kent.New York : 1930 Stock Code: 137085
NotesFirst 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.
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in silver, illustrations to spine and front cover in silver after a design by Kent. With the dust jacket.
Illustrations throughout by Rockwell Kent.
Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown of J. W. Robinson Co. of San Francisco. Spine ends a touch bruised, bottom edge of book block a little marked, else the contents crisp and clean. A fine copy in the toned jacket with a few shallow chips and nicks and a faint patch of dampstain to spine panel, the blue of the front panel illustration remaining particularly bright.
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