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(KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman.

Moby Dick, or the Whale....

Illustrated.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York Random House, 1930

Stock Code: 130598

£750
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

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

Small quarto (182 x 144 mm). Mid-20th-century red half morocco, spine lettered in gilt with nautical motifs, gilt vignette of a ship to front cover, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.

Illustrations

280 woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent.

Condition

Very minor rubbing around joints and extremities, front joint just beginning to split, pages mostly unopened. A very good copy.

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