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Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1851)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1851. First edition. Octavo, original publisher’s brown cloth. A near fine condition with some of the usual light foxing and light shelfwear to the spine tips. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A completely unrestored example to this cornerstone. A superior example. Initially panned by critics and readers when published in 1851, "in the 20th century Moby Dick would be rediscovered and acknowledged as possibly the greatest of all American novels" (Chronology of American Literature). Bookseller Inventory # 4454

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Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers (1851)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First American Edition; first binding; with the original cloth bound in blue from the publisher. In the Melville bibliography, this would be the blue "A" cloth, the true first American edition and most desirable copy for a collector. Many copies of this first edition were burned in a fire, and the remaining copies tend to be re-bound. This rare first edition is one of the surviving copies still in the original cloth, untouched. The book has some foxing mainly effecting the first few pages and the endpapers. The front flyleaf has a small piece of the corner missing, not effecting any lettering. The boards have some wear to the corners and edges. The spine ends have some light fraying. Otherwise, the book is quite lovely. Besides the previous owner's early signature, the book is clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. The binding is tight, and the book is one of the nicer copies that you will find on the market with the original first printing binding. Overall, a collectable copy of this first edition housed in custom clamshell for preservation. We buy Melville First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-457533586

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MELVILLE, Herman.

Published by Harper, New York (1851)

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Item Description: Harper, New York, 1851. hardcover. Book Condition: very good. First. Melville's great classic, in the first binding, complete with 6 pages of ads at rear. Only 3000 copies were printed, and it was not a commercial success. Three years later, all of the unsold copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire, making this truly rare and desirable. Housed in an beautifully ornate 2-part full burgundy morocco slipcase. -- BAL 13664. xxiii, 635 pages, plus ads. Thick 8vo, original purple-brown cloth -- covers blind-stamped with a heavy rule frame and circular device in the center of both boards (light shelf wear and with small neat repairs at spine ends; upper corner of front cover a bit spotted; original orange coated endpapers are discolored at center; some foxing on title and other preliminary pages. New York: Harper & Brothers & London: Richard Bentley, 1851. First edition. A very good solid copy. Bookseller Inventory # 256755

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MELVILLE, HERMAN.

Published by New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851 (1851)

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Item Description: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851, 1851. First American Edition; first binding; publisher's green cloth. Foxing; some page staining; cloth spotting and fraying; contemporary inscription on the front endpaper; a good copy in a custom slipcase. The three-volume London edition was published a month earlier. Harper & Brothers set the type from Melville's manuscript, and the English edition was set from Melville's annotated Harper sheets. The American edition contains some 35 passages expurgated by Bentley in the The Whale. Nearly all of the unsold copies of this 3000 copy edition were destroyed three years later in a warehouse fire, but this loss would hardly have upset the critical and reading public, as the book was generally misunderstood and largely ignored. Melville's career sunk like the Pequod, his reputation salvaged only well after his death. Bookseller Inventory # 27892

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Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1851)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Binding with the publisher's circular device to covers. A wonderful copy. This First American Edition is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth with some professional restoration to the spine. The book is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with light discoloration and rubbing to a few pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15970183315

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Melville, Herman.

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Item Description: New York: Harper & Brothers and London: John Murray, 1851. Thick 8vo, xxiii, 634, [635, Epilogue], (6, ads.) pp. Original brown cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, publisherÕs blind-stamp on both covers, orange endpaper darkened at the centre as usual. A skillfully restored copy, with a small blank section of the title-page filled in, hinges repaired and text recased, backstrip strengthened. In a new quarter blue morocco box. First American edition of one of the greatest novels of the century in English. An fascinating association copy, inscribed at the front: ÒA. P. Charles for J. M. Macy.Ó Of special interest is MacyÕs note in pencil at the end: ÒA personal medley of transcendental stuff, superstitious notions, and whale oil. Can such a work live? Take out the notes on the sperm whales, which seem exaggerated, and whatÕs left? Nov. 30 [18] Õ51.Ó Annotations by original readers in the very month and year of publication are of absolute rarity: BAL suggest Nov. 15 as the date of publication. The Macy family was well known in Nantucket and a J.M. Macy is recorded in the Historical Society records; he would have been 47 in 1851 which makes it very possible he was qualified to comment on the book from personal knowledge. BAL 13664, Grolier American 100, 64. Bookseller Inventory # 106253

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MELVILLE, Herman

Published by Harper and Brothers, New York (1851)

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Item Description: Harper and Brothers, New York, 1851. First Edition. A firm, unsophisticated copy of Melville's masterpiece, preceded by a three-volume London edition a month earlier. The American edition was 3000 copies, but the book sold poorly, and many unsold copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire in 1854. BAL 13664. GROLIER AMERICAN 60. Octavo (19cm); Blanck's first binding of slate A cloth with embossed circular publisher's device to front and rear boards; [i-xxiv], [1]-[635] + 6pp. publisher's ads. Original orange-coated endpapers. A good, unrestored copy. Spine has faded to tan, with consequent dulling to gilt; small losses to cloth at spine ends, joints and board edges, with one small, old inexpert repair to cloth at base of spine. Front free endpaper with a small (ca. 1/2") abrasion, the result of an ill-advised erasure, which has further suffered an undignified later attempt at re-coloring. Scattered foxing within, but text generally fresh and tight. Bookplate of Miriam Dyer-Bennett to front pastedown. In custom morocco and marbled paper clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 17039

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Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York (1851)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1851. First Edition. FIRST BINDING, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and back board. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt-stamped spine, expertly rebacked with the loss only of a little of the decorative rule at the spine tips. There are a few light residual creases to the cloth on the spine, and a faint, semi-circular dampstain on the front board. Internally, the name R. G. Stockbridge is twice stamped in ink on the front free endpaper and there is some scattered foxing, mostly light, a little heavier on the flyleaves and preliminaries. Complete with the original brown-orange endpapers, the six pages of terminal publisher's ads, a terminal blank, and double flyleaves at both the front and back. A bright, Very Good copy in the appealing red cloth binding. BAL 13664. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000122

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Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1851)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1851. First edition, first issue binding. Octavo, original publisher’s cloth, original orange endpapers. An unrestored very good example with some of a few small chips to the foot of the spine and some of the usual foxing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A completely unrestored example to this cornerstone in American literature. Initially panned by critics and readers when published in 1851, "in the 20th century Moby Dick would be rediscovered and acknowledged as possibly the greatest of all American novels" (Chronology of American Literature). Bookseller Inventory # 4661

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MELVILLE, Herman (1819-1891)

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1851)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1851. 12mo. (7 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches). xxiii, [1], 635, [1], [6]pp. Publisher's ads in the rear. (Usual minor foxing, slight stain in the upper margin in the rear). Publisher's blindstamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt (expert restoration at joints and spine). Housed in a dark blue morocco box. Rare first American edition of arguably the greatest work in American literature. The first American edition followed the three-volume English edition by a month and contained some thirty-five passages which had been edited out of the English edition. "[Melville's] great book, Moby Dick, was a complete practical failure, misunderstood by the critics and ignored by the public; and in 1853 the Harpers' fire destroyed the plates of all of his books and most of the copies remaining in stock [only about sixty copies survived the fire] . Melville's permanent fame must always rest on the great prose epic of Moby Dick, a book that has no equal in American literature for variety and splendor of style and for depth of feeling" (Dictionary of American Biography). "Moby Dick is the great conundrum-book. Is it a profound allegory with the white whale the embodiment of moral evil, or merely the finest story of the sea ever written?" (Grolier, American). This example complete with the six pages of advertisements in the rear, and in the publisher's dark brown cloth binding, covers blind-stamped with heavy rule frame and publisher's circular device at center. BAL 13664; Grolier American 60; Johnson High Spots 57; Wright II:1701. Bookseller Inventory # 28839

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KENT, ROCKWELL] MELVILLE, HERMAN.

Published by Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1930 (1930)

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Item Description: Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1930, 1930. First Edition; one of 1000 copies. Quarto; three volumes; publisher's black cloth; very minor wear; a near fine set in the original aluminum slipcase, which has some scratches and discoloration. Two of the volumes retain the remnants of the original clear dust jackets with paper flaps. and an announcement of an exhibition of Kent's drawings for this book is laid in. More 80 years on, this remains the finest illustrated edition of the book often claimed as America's great novel. Bookseller Inventory # 29026

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Herman Melville

Published by The Arion Press (1979)

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Item Description: The Arion Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The book is in very good condition. This is a large book measuring 10 " x 15". The Silver lettering to the spine is bright. There is some light rubbing to the outside boards. There are no signatures, bookplates, or markings of any kind in the book. This book contains all 100 wood engravings by Barry Moser. All the illustrations are in excellent condition. The pages are clean and free of any foxing. This is the limited First edition and is one of only 250 copies printed by the Arion Press in 1979. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13093238662

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Melville, Herman & Reynolds, J. N.

Published by Harper's (1851)

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Item Description: Harper's, 1851. First Edition. THE TOWN-HO'S STORY in the October, 1851 issue of Harper's Monthly, first edition, about 75% of paper spine perished, some modest soiling to the front and rear covers, some leaves exhibiting scattered foxing, else a g/vg copy with much nicer contents in original wraps of this, the first appearance in print of any section of this 19th century American masterpiece. Along with MOCHA DICK OF THE PACIFIC by J. N. Reynolds in the February 3rd, 1844 printing of the Portland Tribune, near fine in wraps and taking up a bit more than 20% of the entire issue. A wonderful pairing of an early reporting (the first being by the same author, J. N. Reynolds, in 1839) of the real whale from which Melville based his now immortal tale and the rare first separate printing of any portion of MOBY DICK. Bookseller Inventory # 10913

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Melville, Herman; Rockwell Kent, illustrator

Published by The Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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Item Description: The Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. First of this illustrated edition. Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. Three volumes. xxvii, [1], 279; vi, [2], 284; and vii, [1], 282, [5] pages. Illustrations by Rockwell Kent throughout, reckoned in the pagination. Original black cloth stamped in silver, designed by Rockwell Kent. [30 cm.] Complete with the original aluminum slipcase (scuffed and with some discoloration); lacking the glassine dust jackets. Good plus. Nice internally with the expected offsetting from the plates onto the facing pages. Partially unopened. Endpapers are little tanned at the hinges. Bindings are solid and tight, however the spines show a little silverfish damage, resulting in some slight loss of cloth at the ends. The portions of the paper spine linings thus exposed have been professionally colored to closely match the surrounding cloth, making the damage far less noticeable. Still a respectable set overall. FIRST OF THIS ILLUSTRATED EDITION. One of one thousand sets printed. A single volume trade edition was issued later the same year. A beautifully designed and printed edition, this is one of the high spots of American book illustration in the 20th century. Bookseller Inventory # 0000440

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Melville, Herman

Published by Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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Item Description: Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). First edition thus. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. A beautiful and famous limited edition decorated and illustrated by prints by Rockwell Kent. Profusely illustrated with Kent's signature engraving style., this edition has become the definitive Moby Dick of the twentieth century. Owner's bookplate on inside of Vol1. Three volumes in aluminum slipcase. Books are in Near Fine condition, slipcase has a corner bumped, scuffing. Bookseller Inventory # TW100000292

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Herman Melville

Published by The Lakeside Press (1930)

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Item Description: The Lakeside Press, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. These books are in very good condition. This is the complete three volume set, printed by the Lakeside Press in 1930, and not the later single edition printed by Random House. There no signatures, bokplates, markings of any kind. There is some light rubbing to the outside boards. There is some yellowing to the endpapers, but the rest of the books are clean and free of any foxing. The set comes with its rare original slipcase. The slipcase has some light rubbing, but is in good condition. This is a first edition printed by The Lakeside Press in 1930. A hard to find copy of Melville's classic work. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15974840854

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

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. First Edition. Octavo; black cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in silver on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 822pp, [5]; illus. A fresh, Fine copy, with the gilt bright and entirely unrubbed. Dustjacket shows a barely-discernable trace of sunning to spine, with a single 3/8" tear at upper edge of rear panel, else Fine - a superlative copy, the very best we've seen or handled. Melville's towering achievement, richly illustrated throughout by Rockwell Kent following the 3-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. After seeing, selling, and handling several dozen copies of this edition, we can say conclusively that we've found a copy that defies expectations. Bookseller Inventory # 1713

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MELVILLE, Herman.

Published by London: Jonathan Cape, 1923-25. (1923)

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Item Description: London: Jonathan Cape, 1923-25., 1923. All First Editions of The Library Edition. 7 volumes. A beautiful presentation in recent full dark blue morocco leather with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spines; top edges gilt. This is the First Collected Edition of the Romances, not noted by Blanck. 'Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick — largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favour with the reading public — was rediscovered in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature.' Moby Dick, listed in 'The Novel 100' (Burt, 2004). Bookseller Inventory # 42802

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MELVILLE, Herman

Published by Cassell & Company, limited (1930)

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Item Description: Cassell & Company, limited, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First British edition from Lakeside Press sheets. Thick 8vo. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Full navy blue gilt stamped morocco, marble endpapers, upper cover with grey whale onlay; edges gilt. Fine, fresh. 826 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Extra shipping required. Bookseller Inventory # 309062

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MELVILLE, Herman

Published by NY: Harper & Brothers, (1851) (1851)

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Item Description: NY: Harper & Brothers, (1851), 1851. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Very first appearance of Moby Dick in any form: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. XVII, October, 1851, Vol. III, the opening chapter of the classic, here entitled, The Town-Ho's Story. Further explanation provided as, From 'The Whale,' the title of a new work by Mr. Melville, in the press of Harper & Brothers, and now publishing in London by Mr. Bentley. Beautifully presented in a custom designed heavy plexiglass free-standing, double-sided frame to enhance the display of this unique literary collectible. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4280141551

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Melville, Herman

Published by New York: Random House (1930)

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Item Description: New York: Random House, 1930. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. Kent, Rockwell (illustrator). 1st Edition. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. First edition. Publisher's black cloth boards, with lettering and whale illustrations stamped in metallic silver; in the original gray pictorial dust jacket, with the same whale illustrations to the front panel and spine in black and blue, lettered in black. Near fine, with some faint rubbing to the spine, former owner's inscription to the front free endpaper; unclipped dust jacket, with some rubbing to hinges and a few minor nicks to the corners, light toning to the spine, split to the lower half of the front flap fold, bright panels. Overall, a clean and unsophisticated copy of a title that is scarce in a presentable dust jacket. One of the great American novels, Moby Dick is narrated by Ishmael, a sailor on the Pequod. The ship is led by the tyrannical Captain Ahab who is consumed by his thirst for revenge on a ferocious sperm whale named Moby Dick. The novel employs a symbolic use of the color white - an expansion upon Melville's similar symbolism in his 1850 novel White-Jacket. Melville wrote Moby Dick as his friendship with fellow American Renaissance author Nathaniel Hawthorne was developing and dedicated the book to him. In 1926, prolific illustrator and artist Rockwell Kent was commissioned to illustrate Richard Henry Dana, Jr.'s Two Years Before the Mast, but the artist declined, choosing instead to create illustrations for Moby Dick. Kent was given full artistic license, which he used to create a now iconic series of woodcut prints, including the matching covers and dust jacket. After critics rediscovered the text in the 1920s, Rockwell's illustrated edition helped accelerate the renewed appreciation of Moby Dick that helped establish it as a crowning achievement in American Romantic and Renaissance writing. Bookseller Inventory # HM027

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Melville, Herman

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent (illustrator). 1st thus. A near fine first trade edition. Black cloth with stamped silver . Spine ends just slightly softened, previous owner name to ffep. Glue darkening slightly at endpages. The original jacket in mylar is very slightly dampstained to spine, with a small chip to spine head. No mention of Melville on jacket. A bright, tight, square copy in original jacket. ; Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 17238

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Herman Melville

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). 1st Edition. Black cloth with silver stamping. Book cover has head of whale, and spine has tail of whale, both in silver. End papers with slight browning. Owner's signature at top of front end paper. Many illustrations throughout by Rockwell Kent. Jacket spine is missing "se" in House and "o" in Random - back jacket edge is missing a small 1/2" section at bottom. Small chip at bottom edge and folding flap of front jacket. Dust jacket front and back covers completely intact and no graphics missing. Dust jacket in plastic. Bookseller Inventory # 000293

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MELVILLE, HERMAN.

Published by London: The Folio Society, 2009. First Folio Society edition in this format. (2009)

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Item Description: London: The Folio Society, 2009. First Folio Society edition in this format., 2009. Small quarto. 730; 306 pages. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of illustrations by Rockwell Kent. A gorgeous presentation of a classic, bound in Wright's smooth grain leather blocked with a design based on an illustration by Rockwell Kent. Accompanied by the supplementary volume Moby Dick: A Commentary by Harold Beaver, in original black cloth. Both volumes presented together in a black cloth clamshell box measuring about 8" x 10.5" x 4". Numbered 206 of 1750 copies. A lovely edition, and very scarce. Additonal postage may be required. Bookseller Inventory # 23838

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Melville, Herman & Neiman, Larry

Published by Random House (1975)

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Item Description: Random House, 1975. First Edition. MOBY DICK, The Artist's Limited Edition, 1975, fine and bound in full leather with raised bands and pictorial stamping in a vg+ or better slip-case as issued. 1/1,500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the frontis with 12 full color double-page spread illustrations within. (Editorial: This book should have been originally published in 2 volumes: (1) MOBY DICK OR THE WHALE and (2) ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WHALES BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK. Seriously, however, I have come to the definitive conclusion, definitive for me, that is, that without doubt, the protagonist of this novel is Starbuck. After all, he is the one with the true conflict. As a devout Christian, does he allow the mad Ahab to endanger the crew beyond all hope and safety or as the First Mate, do whatever the Captain demands.). Bookseller Inventory # 06507

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Melville, Herman; illustrated by Rockwell Kent

Published by New York: Random House (1930)

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Item Description: New York: Random House, 1930. First edition thus. Original black cloth with silver titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding a little rubbed at the extremities, the contents with an erased pencil name from the front free endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the better than very good original dustwrapper which is lightly nicked at the extremities, with some darkening of the spine and a vertical crease to the upper and lower panels where it was once folded. An attractive example of this beautifully illustrated edition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 11555

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MELVILLE, Herman [illustr. Rockwell KENT].

Published by London: Cassell and co., 1930. (1930)

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Item Description: London: Cassell and co., 1930., 1930. First Rockwell Kent Illustrated Edition. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in recent full navy morocco, with the Pequod in gilt outline to the front board, raised bands and gilt titles to spine; all edges gilt, silver, gilt and black wave-patterned endpapers. Illustrated with numerous in-text woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Attractively bound, with no signs of wear. Internally clean and free from spotting. A very handsome copy of the archetypal narrative of the sea, in which Melville's tremendous prose is pefectly matched with Kent's bleak and beautiful illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 43943

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Melville, Herman

Published by The Press of A. Colish, Mount Vernon, New York (1975)

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From: Dennis Holzman Antiques (Cohoes, NY, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: The Press of A. Colish, Mount Vernon, New York, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Neimann, LeRoy (illustrator). First Edition. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Folio. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This is copy number 492 of fifteen hundred copies that have been printed for The Artist's Limited Edition. LeRoy Neiman has created thirteen paintings for this edition and has signed the frontispiece serigraph. Jacques-Yves Cousteau has written the special Preface, which he has signed on page xi. Full gilt stamped and illustrated leather, Notes on the Illustrations by LeRoy Neiman, xv, 272 pages, ribbon place marker. In its original slipcase which is in very good condition with some light soil. Illustrator: Neimann, LeRoy. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction Classic & Modern; Inventory No: 007221. Bookseller Inventory # 007221

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Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell, Illustrator

Published by Random House (1930)

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From: Simmons & Simmons Fine Books (Los Lunas, NM, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Random House, 1930. Hardbound. Book Condition: Very Good. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). 1st Edition. Very Good. Edge wear bottom of spine/ Dust Jacket Two small foredge spots, Silver on cover slightly rubbed, but acceptable. Internally clean. Dust Jacket spine sunned, small chips top and bottom of spine otherwise Very Good. This is the scarce dust jacket that only mentions Rockwell Kent as illustrator, no mention of author. Name inside cover hidden by DJ. dated 1931. Bookseller Inventory # NEWMAIN010192I

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Herman Melville

Published by Harper & Brothers (1851)

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From: Book Gallery // Mike Riley (Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, 1851. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. First publication of any part of Moby Dick; "The Town-Ho's Story" -- Chapter 54 of the novel, still at that time titled "The Whale," in the October Issue of this Bound Edition of 5 monthly issues of Harper's New Magazine. Also contains pieces on Napoleon, Dueling, Peru, Horce Racing, Hawaii, Sleepwalking, Lapland, and extensive coverage of the days literary and fashion tastes. Bookseller Inventory # 500240

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