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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

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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.

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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, Publishers / London: Richard Bentley, 1851. (1851)

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Item Description: New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers / London: Richard Bentley, 1851., 1851. xxiii,[1],634,[2] plus [6]pp. of ads (5 of them bearing adverts for and reviews of HM's earlier books). Drab purple-brown A cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, orange coated endpapers. Typical light foxing, cloth modestly sunned and lightly soiled, with a few faint spots to the lower half of the upper board, short and shallow patch of fraying at crown of spine (the consequence of a ham-handed book fair browser), a couple of streaks of darkening along the joints, but a very good copy, significantly above average, with only minimal wear and completely unsullied by repairs. First American edition, in the first of the two bindings, with blindstamped plain rule frames on the boards and the central publisher's blindstamped device. Accompanied by a clipped signature by Melville, in full, in brown ink, on slightly irregular slip of heavy paper ( 2 x 6.8 cm). Although preceded by a month by the UK edition in three volumes, this edition was set directly from the manuscript and restores some thirty- five passages omitted from the British text. This edition consisted of 2915 copies, and was published on 14 November, at the price of $1.50. A portion of the edition was bound up in 1852 in a secondary binding, and it was not until 1855, after a warehouse fire destroyed the remaining supply of copies from the first printing, that a minuscule second printing was ordered (250 copies). BAL 13664. WRIGHT II:1701. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 60. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 71667

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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

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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: 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 attractive 1/4 green morocco slipcase. -- BAL 13664. xxiii, 635 pages, plus ads. Thick 8vo, original slate blue cloth -- covers blind-stamped with a heavy rule frame and circular device in center of both boards (faded to green on spine and with ends repaired; upper corner of front cover faintly stained; original orange coated endpapers are discolored at center and have a small embossed bookseller's ticket; very light foxing on title and other preliminary pages; ownership signature dated 1851 on the verso of the rear orange flyleaf). New York: Harper & Brothers & London: Richard Bentley, 1851. First edition. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 247323

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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

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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.

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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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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 The Arion Press (1979)

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Item Description: The Arion Press, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. A MASTERPIECE OF LITERATURE AND THE PRINTING ARTS. Book Description: San Francisco Arion Press, 1979. Large quarto. 577 pp. One of 265 copies, of which 250 were for sale. Bound in full blue morocco with stamped silver lettering to the spine. This copy is a very fine copy of this magnificent work, long considered Arion's finest production. Housed in faded and sun damaged blue cloth slipcase which, while showing wear, successfully protected the actual book. According to the book's prospectus, Barry Moser's intricate boxwood engravings were intended as informative depictions of the whaling industry in general rather than Melville's story in particular, thus leaving "the Pequod, Ahab, and Moby-Dick described only by Melville's words." In order to render his subject matter with authentic detail, Moser spent many hours doing research at whaling and maritime museums in New England and San Francisco. This project marks his only collaboration with Andrew Hoyem, proprietor of the Press. The sixth book issued by Arion Press, Moby-Dick went into production more than ten years after Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem began planning it. The book took over a year to print, commencing in March of 1978 and was completed in May of 1979. This book has been described by Arion as "one of the most elaborate printing ventures ever to be undertaken by an American press" and by William Everson, in Fine Print, as "a feat of craftsmanship unexcelled in modern printing." In the 1990s THE GROLIER CLUB NAMED IT ONE OF THE 100 MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. The text was set by hand in Goudy Modern, with initial letters printed in blue at the start of each of the 135 chapters in Leviathan Capitals, a special alphabet designed for the purpose by Charles Bigelow & Kris Holmes. Printed on Barcham Green's handmade paper, which has a distinctive blue-grey tint to it and is watermarked with the outline of a whale, designed specifically for this edition. Bookseller Inventory # 334

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Melville, Herman 1819-1891

Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers. London: Richard Bentley, New York (1851)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, Publishers. London: Richard Bentley, New York, 1851. Orig brown A cloth and original marbled endpapers; the first binding. The front matter pagination as detailed by BAL but text on p.xii begins " Scarcely.". (BAL omits the quotation mark, probably in error.). There is plate damage to "sleeper's" (p.110, line 28) and "then" (p.110, line 29). Other faults are as described in the Howe copy. Text irregularly foxed. Previous owner's small bookplate inside cover and some 1920s-vintage newspaper clippings have been tipped onto the ffep, front and back and the following page. The pencilled name "Mr. William Cowperthwait" on the first blank. There is a lateral tear halfway across the spine just above the title but no loss. The spine right top lacks a chip , and the bottom lacks a chip below the gilt rule. Corners have some wear. Overall a very good copy. BAL 13664, Howe HM10, Grolier American Hundred 60. Size: 19.3cm. Xxiii[blank]634[1,blank,6adv,2blank]p. Bookseller Inventory # 002962

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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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ROBERT H. ZOELLNER, HERMAN MELVILLE

Published by Hendricks House New York, FORT COLLINS COLORADO (1952)

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Item Description: Hendricks House New York, FORT COLLINS COLORADO, 1952. Book Condition: Very Good. On offer is a fascinating, significant handwritten relic of American literature being a 1952 "Hendricks House" edition of Moby Dick by Herman Melville, edited by Luther S. Mansfield and Howard P. Vincent that belonged to author and Colorado State University professor and Melville expert Robert H. Zoellner (1926 - 2001). This book, Zoellner's personal copy, he signs and dates the book 1962, is heavily annotated and underlined on nearly every single page with his handwritten notes minutely dissecting Moby Dick nearly word by word in many sections while he researched and wrote his opus "The Salt-Sea Mastodon, A Reading of Moby-Dick" which was published in 1973. Historians and researchers of American literature will find an absolutely unique opportunity to peer over the shoulder of a renowned professor who deconstructs and thoroughly analyses one of America's greatest literary treasures down to a near molecular level. So extensive are the writings in a number of passages the Professor has attached with tape note cards. He has also used the endpapers for his notes. Here are just a very few of his very candid, tart comments but rest assured the book contains vast analytical passages not just terse commentary!: "Talk about reading from your own prejudices." "BULL" "What Horse Shit" "Big useless deal. You said it, buddy-o! Second time around does not improve things." "I damn well doubt it." "Here we go again with very thin "if's" and "perhaps." "Right* As distinguished from moral evil alone." "So dammit, WHY does Melville call Daggoo this??? "So what the goddam Hell does all of this have to do with Dagoo?" "I see absolutely no connection." The largish book has 568 pages of text and an additional 265 pages of explanatory notes [and yes there are notes on the notes] is about 2¾" thick and overall VG. BIO NOTES: one online source provides: "Dr. Zoellner was either loved or hated by his students. He was old-school in his approach to literature but taught me the power in close reading and "explication de texte." All that mattered to Zoellner was what was on the page, between the covers, in the body of the work. And he was not doubt a chauvinist. In 1976 and beyond, many of the female students in my classes found him coarse, crude, offensive. I do not question nor doubt their feelings and perceptions of him. While he could certainly teach the likes of Rich, he was at his best with Melville, Hemingway and Robert Penn Warren. And Faulkner .When he died there were not funeral services, no obituary, no notice except for a few phone calls from the office secretary to a handful of his colleagues. His last few years were painful, hunched over from physical condition, a painfully slow gait, isolated from others. Somewhat of a troubled soul ." In Zoellner's own words in the preface of his book The Salt-Sea Mastodon: "This book was written in sheer self-defense. I have always found Moby-Dick an utterly compelling novel, like nothing else in American literature. Other novels engage me, interest me, absorb me, divert me, move me. Only Moby-Dick frightens me. At the same time and paradoxically, no other book in any literature has given me so much pleasure. Reading Moby-dick is for me-the students term is entirely appropriate-a real "trip." The first paragraph of the inside slip cover to The Salt-Sea Mastodon states: "In The Salt-Sea Mastodon, Robert Zoellner relates Melville's Moby Dick to some of the most urgent problems of the last quarter of the twentieth century." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 0002199

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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. Kent, Rockwell, illustrator.

Published by Chicago: The Lakeside Press (1930)

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Item Description: Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. Book Condition: Good. first edition with these illustrations, limited to 1000 sets; three volumes, large quarto, xxvii, [1], 279 pp. + vi, [2], 284 pp. + vii, [1], 282, [5] pp. (ending with the colophon), a total of 280 illustrations, original black cloth stamped in silver after a design by Kent and top edges black, covers worn & frayed at the edges, else good+ in a very good aluminum slipcase; lacks the glassine protectors. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ZB930132

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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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Bernice Selden, Herman Melville

Published by Troll Communications (1988)

ISBN 10: 0816712077 ISBN 13: 9780816712076

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Item Description: Troll Communications, 1988. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0816712077

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Bernice Selden (Adapter), Herman Melville (Primary Contributor), Gary Gianni (Illustrator)

Published by Troll Communications (1988)

ISBN 10: 0816712077 ISBN 13: 9780816712076

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Item Description: Troll Communications, 1988. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0816712077

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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. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, lettered and decorated in silver after the original Rockwell Kent designed binding, pictorial block of a whale to the spine, burgundy coated endpapers, all edges silver. A fine copy. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent with woodcuts throughout the text, with full-page plates, chapter head and tailpieces, other smaller cuts in the text. First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the original binder's front blank. Bookseller Inventory # 99365

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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 University of California Press, Berkeley (1981)

ISBN 10: 0520045491 ISBN 13: 9780520045491

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Item Description: University of California Press, Berkeley, 1981. Hard cover. Moser, Barry (illustrator). Deluxe. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 600 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. First Printing of the Deluxe University of California Press edition, Limited to 750 copies. This edition is a facsimile reproduction of the edition designed by Andrew Hoyem, printed and published by the Arion Press in 1979. For that edition the type was handset Goudy Modern. The illustrations were drawn and engraved by Barry Moser. Those pages were photographed for reproduction in the University of California Press edition with the printing being done at The Kingsport Press; The present printing is the result of consultation between Hoyem and the University of California Press, which has also had a tradition of significant printing. In cooperation, the two presses have devised a page with handsome dimensions, a page that, though smaller than the original, is still generous and suitable to the scope of the text. The text is the first to use the careful editorial work of three leading scholars of Melville's writings-Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle-prepared for publication as part of the fifteen-volume definitive edition issued under the auspices of the Northwestern University Press and The Newberry Library. Fine in fine slipcase. Blue cloth with titling stamped in silver on spine, in original blue cloth slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.0005212

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Melville, Herman

Published by University of California Press (1981)

ISBN 10: 0520045491 ISBN 13: 9780520045491

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Item Description: University of California Press, 1981. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The Arion Press "Moby-Dick, published in 1979 in a limited edition of 250 copies, has been hailed as a modern masterpiece of bookmaking. It was hand set under the supervision of one of America's finest book designers and printers. The initial letters that begin each chapter were designed especially for this book and christened "Leviathan." The illustrations, of places, creatures, objects or tools, and processes connected with nineteenth-century whaling, are original boxwood engravings by Massachusetts artist Barry Moser. The text of "Moby-Dick used in this edition is based on that used in the critical edition of Melville's works published by the Northwestern University Press and the Newberry Library.Now this magnificently typeset and illustrated edition of the great American novel is available for all lovers of beautiful books. This luxurious edition of "Moby Dick is limited to 750 numbered copies. It is bound in cloth and slipcased in a cloth-covered box. The text is printed in two colors throughout on a 75-pound beautifully textured paper. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0520045491

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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+. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). Wonderful edition in dust jacket and SIGNED BY ROCKWELL KENT on front endpaper. Very nice, clean copy in black cloth covers with bright silver decoration. The dust jacket has a 2" closed tear along spine and light edgewear, but is in remarkably nice condition. There is a fold line on the front endpapers. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Signed By the Artist. Bookseller Inventory # 041723

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Melville, Herman) Robinson, Boardman

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1943)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1943. Book Condition: Framed. Moby Dick This illustration was drawn for use in the last chapter of Moby Dick (Chapter 135)Lewis Mumford: No one else has come so close to the spirit of Melville and Melville's character as Robinson has. His pictures would remain as precious evidence of Melville's genius even if the words that had prompted them were destroyed. Christ-Janer, Boardman Robinson, p. 66 Pencil and gouache on masonite. Signed with initials ("BR") Exhibition label of Kraushaar Galleries, 32 East 57th. Street, New York 22. 1 vols. 16 x 11.5 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 11495

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