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Moby Dick; Or, The Whale.: Melville, Herman

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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Moby-Dick; or, the whale: Melville, Herman

Melville, Herman

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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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Moby-Dick or The Whale: Melville, Herman

Melville, Herman

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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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Moby Dick; Or, The Whale - Jim: Melville, Herman

Melville, Herman

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Original publisher's brown cloth, and complete with the requisite ads, etc. A book with well detailed literary significance. Copies always available, but seldom seen with any sort of additional historical significance. Jim Morrison certainly qualifies as a significant figure, influencing countless artists and fans across the globe to this day. A poetic spirit that made an important mark on Rock n' Roll, he loved reading and often spoke of its power. This copy was with him during his last days in Paris (removed from his flat after his untimely death and kept with his long time girlfriend's family). One can certainly deduce that he handled this copy a fair amount of time and definitely treasured it as a key book in literary history. Re-backed with original spine laid down, some wear here and there, scattered foxing but overall a very sound, tight copy and remarkably clean inside. Prettier copies are out there, and even though I live in LA or maybe because I live in LA, I'll take the girl with depth of soul over the ubiquitous superficially attractive ones. Why do we pursue such an odd course of action as book collecting? To be the temporary safe keepers of history and something meaningful to our trifling existence. As a friend and all around good guy once told me; it's about the vibrations of history. When you hold this book, you may find it difficult to keep your hands steady. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17940704199

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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

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 reputedly 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 ca. 1/2" abrasion, apparently 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.

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Item Description: 0. MELVILLE, Herman. Moby-Dick; or, the Whale. Original blindstamped blue cloth. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First edition. BAL 13664, second binding without publisher's device. Grolier American, 60. A very good copy, professionally rebacked with original spine expertly laid down, housed in full blue morocco solander case with inner chemise. "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? Whichever it is, now rediscovered, it stirs and stimulates each succeeding generation, whether reading it for pleasure or with a scalpel. Within its pages can be found the sounds and scents, the very flavor, of the maritime life of our whaling ancestors"--Grolier. Bookseller Inventory # 67826

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Moby Dick, or, The Whale: MELVILLE, Herman (1819-1891)

MELVILLE, Herman (1819-1891)

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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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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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Moby Dick or The Whale. Illustrated by: KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE,

KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman.

Published by Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930 (1930)

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Item Description: Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930, 1930. 3 volumes, quarto. Original black cloth over bevelled boards, decoration to the upper boards and titles to spines in silver, top edges stained black, others uncut. With the aluminium slipcase. Spines lightly sunned, covers slightly rubbed, a few scuffs and scratches to the slipcase, some light offsetting from plates to letterpress, paper flaw in margin of penultimate leaf in volume I otherwise a very good set. Illustrated throughout by Rockwell Kent. First Rockwell Kent edition, limited to 1,000 sets. Presentation copy from the illustrator, inscribed on the front free endpaper of volume I: "Inscribed to Miss Effie Branch by Rockwell Kent. 1930"; the recipient was a member of the Branch family of Richmond, Virginia, whose most distinguished member was the writer James Branch Cabell. One of the finest editions of Melville's masterpiece and one of the great American illustrated books of the 20th century. In 1926 Rockwell Kent (18821971), then just beginning to establish his fame as an artist, was approached by R. R. Donnelley and Sons to illustrate a new edition of Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast. Kent demurred, suggesting Moby Dick instead. Kent was given complete freedom to design and illustrate the three-volume set. The resulting work has been hailed as a masterpiece of 20th-century book illustration and credited with reviving public interest in a sublime but difficult novel. Hutner & Kelly, Fine Printed Books 1900-1999, 22. Bookseller Inventory # 108004

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Moby Dick Herman Melville 1st edition/1st printing: Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Published by Harper and Brothers (1851)

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Item Description: Harper and Brothers, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. This book is in fair condition. There are no signatures, bookplates, or markings of any kind. The endpapers are rubbed. The book has been rebacked with the original spine relaid. There is some wear to the edges. There is foxing throughout. The front free endpaper is missing. There is some wear to the top edge of the title page. This is a first edition printed by Harper and Brothers in 1851. It is a true First Edition, First Printing with six pages of ads and a blank final leaf. While it is not known exactly how many copies of this book were made, it was not initially successful, and so the book did not have a large printing. The book became even more scarce after a fire at Harper and Brothers destroyed many of the unsold copies in 1853. A very hard to find copy of Melville's classic work. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17870260729

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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 (1819-1891)

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition thus. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. First Trade Edition, issued after the Lakeside Press (1930) Limited Subscriber's Edition. Thick 8vo: xxxi,[1],822,[6]pp, with 275 reproductions of Kent's drawings. Publisher's finely woven black cloth, title stamped in silver on upper board and spine with Kent's image of a breaching whale; beige pictorial dust jacket with the same whale motif in blue and black. Virtually pristine inside and out: the finest copy we have seen. Very Fine (apparently unread read) with bright, undisturbed silver stamping to spine and upper cover; Fine jacket with trivial rubbing to folds and no discernible browning to spine (as almost always). An absolutely exemplary example, Very Fine in Fine jacket. In 1926, the Chicago printer R. R. Donnelley invited Rockwell Kent to illustrate a new edition of Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast. Kent declined, but suggested Moby Dick instead. Published in 1930 by the Lakeside Press of Chicago, the three-volume limited edition filled with Kent's haunting black-and-white, pen, brush and ink drawings and encased in a metal slipcase, sold out immediately. Random House quickly produced this trade edition, which also proved immensely popular and vaulted what was then still a rather obscure novel (Moby Dick only had been rediscovered by critics in the early 1920s) to the status of an American classic. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1429

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KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman.

Published by New York: Random House, 1930 (1930)

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Item Description: New York: Random House, 1930, 1930. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and illustrations to spine and front board in silver. With the dust jacket Spine faintly rubbed at extremities, tiny bump to top edge of front board. An exceptionally bright copy in a lightly rubbed and nicked jacket with three or four tiny closed tears. Illustrations throughout by Rockwell Kent. First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing. First published the same year by the Lakeside Press of Chicago in a three-volume limited edition, this trade edition proved immensely popular. It has been credited with contributing greatly to the rediscovery of Moby Dick as a classic. A lovely copy. Bookseller Inventory # 107057

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Moby Dick: MELVILLE, Herman

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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Moby Dick: Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Published by Putman, UK (1901)

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Item Description: Putman, UK, 1901. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. A Burnham Shute (illustrator). First Edition Thus. 1st Edition Thus 1901. New introduction by Louis Becke. A. Burnham Shute (illustrator).Four black and white plates This classic novel was largely forgotton until D H Lawrence praised the work in the 1920's. Early edition of this work are very scarce. Book is very good and quitey bright. Edges and spine tips rubbed. Contents good. Small loss to endpaper. Endpapers cracked at hinges but nice tight binding. A good example of a very scarce early edition of this classic work. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request.Ref 6670 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 009336

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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (Deluxe Limited Edition): Melville, Herman

Melville, Herman

Published by University of California Press, U.S.A. (1981)

ISBN 10: 0520045491 ISBN 13: 9780520045491

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Item Description: University of California Press, U.S.A., 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Moser, Barry (illustrator). 1st Edition. 9.75"W x 14"T x 3"D. 1st Printing of this deluxe limited (750 total volumes) UC Press publication. From the Volume's colophon page: ".reproduced by the University of California Press from the edition designed by Andrew Hoyem, printed and published by the Arion Press in San Francisco.", itself a limited edition of 250 copies. Book has no discernible flaws: is straight, square, tight (appearing never read) and free of any PO markings and blemishes. Blue cloth Cover is clean, with sharp corners, straight headcap and tail and clear, crisp and distinct Author / title embossed in silver on the spine; some minor shelving rubbing at the spine. Slipcase is strong, sturdy and clean, with sharp corners and straight edges. No Dust Jacket, as issued (Please see Seller images). ISBN 0520045491. ShiroBooks, independent bookseller, prides itself in accurate descriptions, careful wrapping and safe shipping. Over-sized and approximately 8.5 lbs shipping weight. Bookseller will pay for normal shipping (will be reduced upon order acceptance). Any special shipping requests (insurance, priority, international, etc.) to be borne by Buyer. Contact ShiroBooks for more information, details or additional photos. Bookseller Inventory # 000672

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Moby Dick: Melville, Herman

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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KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman.

Published by New York: Random House, 1930 (1930)

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Item Description: New York: Random House, 1930, 1930. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and illustrations to spine and front board in silver. With the dust jacket Bookplate to front pastedown, mild bumping to ends of spine, in the toned dust jacket with mild wear to extremities. A very good copy. Illustrations throughout by Rockwell Kent. First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing. First published the same year by the Lakeside Press of Chicago in a three-volume limited edition, this trade edition proved immensely popular. It has been credited with contributing greatly to the rediscovery of Moby Dick as a classic. A lovely copy. Bookseller Inventory # 107751

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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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Herman Melville

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Item Description: Folio Society., London, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition:Fifth Printing:A Fine 2 Volume Limited Edition set from the Folio Society bound in black leather and with illustrations by Rockwell Kent, this Limited Edition Set has been typeset in Fournier at the Folio Society printed on Abbey Wove paper my Memminger Mediencentrum, Memmingen Germany and bound by Real Lachenmaier, Germany in Wright's smooth Grain Black Leather blocked with a design based on an Illustration by Rockwell Kent this set is limited to 1750 copies and this set is numbered 1449, top of page edges silver gilt.The Second Volume Moby Dick "A Commentary by Harold Beaver" is in Fine Condition typeset in Fournier at the Folio Society and printed on Abbey Wove paper in Germany and bound in Black Buckram in Germany, the two volumes are housed in a Black Clamshell box in Fine Condition.Overall a 2 Volume First Edition Limited Edition Set from the Folio Society. Bookseller Inventory # 002722

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MELVILLE, HERMAN

Published by The Folio Society, London (2009)

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Item Description: The Folio Society, London, 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. First Folio Society edition in this format. 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

Published by Random House, NEW YORK (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, NEW YORK, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine in jacket. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). First trade edition. xxxi, 825 pp. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Black cloth-over-boards with beautiful , unmarred silver-on-black graphics of sounding whale to front board, and to spine. Scarce dustjacket with only Rockwell Kent's name - no mention of Melville. Two chips (.25" x 1.25", and 5/16" x .75") from dustjacket crown, and several quite small ones to foot. Front DJ flap separating. About as fine a copy of the book as we've seen, dustjacket notwithstanding. Bookseller Inventory # 71938

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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. Book is black cloth with silver stamping. Front cover depicts head of whale below the title, and book spine has tail of whale, all imprinted in silver. Owner's inscription at top of right front end paper with date of 1930. At the top of pages XII-XVII there is a 2" x 1-1/2" shadow from bookmark. Many illustrations throughout by Rockwell Kent. Book is square and tight. Dust jacket spine has darkened, bottom spine is missing "se" in House and "o" in Random, rear panel bottom edge has small 1/3" section missing, minor wear at top of spine and corners, very nice front panel, and jacket is in plastic. Bookseller Inventory # 000293

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Moby Dick Or, The Whale. The Artist's: Melville, Herman

Melville, Herman

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

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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

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Kent, Rockwell (illustrator). First Edition. Scarce with original dust jacket. Very nice copy of this classic illustrated by Rockwell Kent. The hardcover first edition is in very good plus condition, only some light wear to the silver gilt lettering and design, and light signs of age inside on on paper edges giving a vintage look. The bottom edge of the covers has light fraying to the cloth from shelf wear. The dust jacket is in mylar, has chips, creases, small paper loss in areas on the spine and the flaps are both missing. Overall book very good plus, scarce dust jacket is fair. Please email for photos. We ship fast. Bookseller Inventory # 012401

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