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

Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1851)

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About this Item: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1851. First edition of Melville's masterpiece. 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 of 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). Arguably the greatest single work in American literature, Moby-Dick was initially "a complete practical failure, misunderstood by the critics and ignored by the public; and in 1853 the Harper's fire destroyed the plates of all his books and most of the copies remaining in stock (only about 60 copies of Moby-Dick survived the fire). [Nevertheless,] 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" (DAB). Seller Inventory # 4454

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MELVILLE, HERMAN.

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

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About this Item: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851, 1851. First American Edition; preceded slightly by the English edition, although this edition has numerous additions to that text. PublisherÕs green cloth; stamped in gilt and in blind; first binding, although this cataloguer has never seen either of the later two bindings in the wild. Some fading and wear; foxed (as seems inevitable); faded contemporary ownerÕs inscription on the front free endpaper; bookplate of author and collector Carolyn Wells. The final 50 or so leaves are marginally waterstained at the lower corners, far from any text; bottom corners of the three advertising leaves slightly chipped, likewise not near any printing. Overall, a good copy of a book often found repaired, rebacked, restored or otherwise suffering from previous ownersÕ good or bad intentions. In a custom quarter-morocco clamshell box (corners frayed). Seller Inventory # 34622

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

Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers (1851)

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About this Item: Harper & Brothers, 1851. Hardcover. 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 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. Seller Inventory # ABE-457533586

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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale.: MELVILLE, Herman.

MELVILLE, Herman.

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

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About this Item: New York: Harper & Brothers; Richard Bentley, London, 1851, 1851. Duodecimo. Original purple-brown cloth, publisher's devices and rules to each board in blind, titles to spine gilt, orange coated endpapers. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Faint gift inscription ("For Cragin") to title page. Spine darkened to brown, spine ends, edges, and tips a little worn, short split to front hinge at head but text block sound, covers faded with two small marks to front cover, foxing to contents. A very good, unsophisticated copy. First American edition, in the first binding with orange endpapers and the publisher's device stamped centrally on the sides. The American edition was the first to appear under the familiar title and was set from Melville's original manuscript. The Whale, issued a month previously in London, was set from New York sheets, with Melville's alterations. The American edition contains some 35 passages and the epilogue, which were expunged from the English edition. BAL 13664; Grolier American 60; Johnson High Spots 57. Seller Inventory # 115940

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

Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1851)

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About this Item: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1851. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First American Edition. 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.**** Original publisher's brown cloth, first issue binding complete with 6 pp publisher's ads at rear. Re-backed with original spine laid down, an extra gathering inserted by the original binder, some wear here and there particularly to spine ends, scattered light foxing but overall a very sound, tight copy and remarkably clean inside. Owner signature at front endpaper dated 1890. Housed in a custom quarter leather case.**** 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. If you're in the market for Moby Dick or generally a flat out cool book, then why not pick up a copy owned by someone that had a hell of an influence on millions?. Seller Inventory # ABE-17940704199

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Moby Dick; Or, The Whale - Jim: Morrison, Jim [Melville,

Morrison, Jim [Melville, Herman]

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1851)

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About this Item: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1851. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First American Edition. 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.**** Original publisher's brown cloth, first issue binding complete with 6 pp publisher's ads at rear. Re-backed with original spine laid down, an extra gathering inserted by the original binder, some wear here and there particularly to spine ends, scattered light foxing but overall a very sound, tight copy and remarkably clean inside. Owner signature at front endpaper dated 1890. Housed in a custom quarter leather case.**** 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. If you're in the market for Moby Dick or generally a flat out cool book, why not pick up a copy owned by someone that had a hell of an influence on millions?. Seller Inventory # ABE-1483848874932

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Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1851)

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About this Item: 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). Seller Inventory # 4661

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MELVILLE, Herman

Published by Harper and Brothers, New York (1851)

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About this Item: Harper and Brothers, New York, 1851. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 17039

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MELVILLE, Herman.

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 67826

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MOBY-DICK, OR, THE WHALE: Melville, Herman

Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1851)

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About this Item: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1851. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 634pp.; G+; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; original publisher's cloth, original orange endpapers, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and rear boards; spine partially faded to tan, with gilt lettering also partially faded, some small brown discoloration to spine edge; endpapers have some discoloration; moderate foxing throughout; six pages of publisher's ads; binding slightly loose; top edge of front hinge of front board has a repaired tear; BAL 13664; HC consignment; Shelved CASE 2. Dupont. Seller Inventory # 9-114-1271111

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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale: MELVILLE, Herman

MELVILLE, Herman

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About this Item: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1851. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Original pebble-grained red cloth with gilt spine lettering and blind-embossed rules and front board publisher's device. xxiii, 635pp, (6pp ads). Good plus. Internally a sound "Very good," as it's internally tight and unrestored, showing only mild sporadic age toning and occasional light foxing; binding is sound and decent, with exposed tips; somewhat rough spine has had 1" X 1" excision archivally and discretely restored and chipped spine head and tail archivally rebuilt (see images); pencilled 1852 ownership signature on inner flyleaf. A tight, presentable and quite handleable first U.S. edition, first issue, of this giant of 19th century literature. One of only 3000 U.S. copies, the American edition -- preceded by the 2-volume English version one month prior -- met with little fanfare, and supposedly many unsold copies were destroyed in an 1854 warehouse fire. Original terra cotta endpapers. Despite wear this is a respectable copy, appropriately priced. BAL 13664. Seller Inventory # 42443

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Melville, Herman

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

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 000122

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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale.: MELVILLE, Herman

MELVILLE, Herman

Published by New York Harper & Brothers (1851)

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About this Item: New York Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition of "Moby Dick" In A Beautiful Pictorial Binding MELVILLE, Herman. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First American edition (first published in three volumes in London under title: The Whale). Octavo size in twelves (7 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 187 x 124 mm). xxiii, [1, blank], 634, [1, "Epilogue"], [1, blank], [6, ads] pp. Beautifully and pictorially bound in full modern blueish-green morocco. Onlaid with a sperm whale in beige polished calf. The whale has been harpooned twice, with the harpoons as tooled gilt. One harpoon is attached to a small boat in brown and tan polished calf, which is being pulled under the morocco "water" by the whale. The whale is diving and it's tale appears to be out of the water. Front and back boards double ruled in gilt. Front board with gilt anchor corner devices. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. All board edges gilt and gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Internally very clean with just a few minor spots of foxing and an occasional finger smudge. Bound without final blank. Overall a beautiful copy in a fantastic binding. Arguably the greatest single work in American literature, Moby-Dick was initially "a complete practical failure, misunderstood by the critics and ignored by the public; and in 1853 the Harper’s fire destroyed the plates of all his books and most of the copies remaining in stock (only about 60 copies of Moby-Dick survived the fire). [Nevertheless,] 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" (D.A.B. XII, pp. 522-526). This American edition contains 35 passages and the Epilogue omitted from the English edition (The Whale, published in October of the same year; the first American edition appeared in December). "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, 100 American). "The publishers used as their text Melville’s original manuscript. The Whale, as issued in London, was set from New York sheets, with Melville’s alterations" (BAL). "This book was expurgated for publication in England, the American text containing thirty-five passages not included in Bentley’s edition" (Sadleir, Excursions in Victorian Bibliography, p. 339). BAL 13664. Grolier, 100 American, 60. HBS 67670. $16,500. Seller Inventory # 67670

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

KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman.

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

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About this Item: Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930, 1930. 3 volumes, large quarto. Original black cloth, bevelled boards, titles and vignettes to spines in silver, abstract design and volume numbers within simple frame to front boards in silver, top edges black, others uncut. Housed in the original aluminium slipcase. Very light marking to covers, spines very slightly faded. Slight offsets from illustrations, as usual. Slight scuffing to slipcase. An excellent copy. Wood-engravings throughout by Rockwell Kent. First Rockwell Kent edition, limited to 1,000 sets. With a pencilled presentation inscription by Rockwell Kent to the front free endpaper of volume 1: 'To Jerry M. Stepanek by Rockwell Kent'. This is 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 (1882–1971), 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. Seller Inventory # 121809

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One Hundred Wood Engravings by Barry Moser: Moser, Barry; Herman

Moser, Barry; Herman Melville

Published by Arion Press, San Francisco (1979)

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About this Item: Arion Press, San Francisco, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: very good +. First edition. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1979. First edition. Fine/very good +. 100 loose plates with wood engravings by Barry Moser, each sheet signed and numbered in pencil; with 4-page printed title and list of illustrations. No. 20 of 30 sets of the engravings. This is not the book, which was issued separately in a larger edition. This set neatly inscribed in pencil by Moser on the title page to prominent collector Arnold Elkin and his wife Mimi. This portfolio has every image from the Arion Press Moby Dick, each image signed and numbered by Moser. The book edition numbered 265 (250 for sale), but Arion Press issued only thirty extra suites of the plates. Extremely rare, only one copy at auction in the last decade. All contents true fine. Blue protective solander case with some minor shelwear (VG+) and aging, no splits, tears or bumps. A wonderful and completely fresh collection of these iconic images. Seller Inventory # 3815

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Melville, Herman

Published by Les Cahiers du Contadour, Saint-Paul, A.-M (1939)

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About this Item: Les Cahiers du Contadour, Saint-Paul, A.-M, 1939. First edition in French, one of a very few copies printed. With illustration after woodcut by Alexandre Noll and two plates. 515, xx pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 'Je m'appelle Ishmaèl" - véritable édition originale de Moby Dick en français. The first notice of Moby Dick in French dates from the first volume of the Revue des Deux Mondes (1853) but Melville's vast novel was not translated into French until the 1930s. Jean Giono (1895-1970) was deeply influenced by American writers of the nineteenth century, starting with Whitman. "The second great American Giono discovered (in the 1930s) was Melville ? translating Melville was a labor of love - for years Giono would read him in the open fields" (Edmund White). He began his translation in 1936; Joan Smith worked up a first draft that was rewritten by Giono and her friend Lucien Jacques, publisher of the Cahiers du Contadour. The translation appeared in pre-publication serial form in numbers V-VIII of the Cahiers, (May 1938 to February 1939).The first edition was published in the first half of 1939 in a small print run (variously described as only thirty copies or fewer than 300 copies), here in a choice contemporary binding with the wrappers preserved. The outbreak of war put an end to the literary efforts of the Cahiers du Contadour. Giono's translation gained wider distribution in the Gallimard reprint in May 1941. Giono's fictional reflections on Melville, Pour saluer Melville, were also published in 1941.RARE. OCLC: 459465908 (BnF only) Nut brown half morocco with gilt decorative paper sides, spine gilt, t.e.g., wrappers preserved, by Devauchelle. Textblock lightly toned, else fine With illustration after woodcut by Alexandre Noll and two plates. 515, xx pp. 1 vols. 8vo First edition in French, one of a very few copies printed. Seller Inventory # 305175

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

KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman.

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

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About this Item: Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930, 1930. 3 volumes, large quarto. Original black cloth, bevelled boards, titles and vignettes to spines in silver, abstract design and volume numbers within simple frame to front boards in silver, top edges black, others uncut. With the original clear plastic dust jackets with paper flaps. Housed in the original aluminium slipcase. Illustrations faintly offset, mild adhesive staining to vol. 1 pastedowns from dust jackets; the dust jackets slightly yellowed on spines, and rubbed and cockled overall, with mild chipping to outer corners, a sliver of loss to the bottom edge of vol. 1 rear panel, old tape repair to the head of the front flap of vol. 2 (with concomitant trival marking to the board), vol. 3 jacket with a short split on spine and the front flap secured by tape; mottling to underside of slipcase. A superb set, extremely well-preserved owing to the unusual survival of the dust jackets and the slipcase. Wood-engravings throughout by Rockwell Kent. First Rockwell Kent edition, limited to 1,000 sets, rare in this condition, unusually retaining both the dust jackets and the slipcase. This is 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 (1882–1971), 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. Seller Inventory # 121505

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

KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman.

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

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About this Item: Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930, 1930. 3 volumes, quarto. Recent black morocco, titles and pictorial blocks to the spines and front boards in silver copied from the original, black and white patterned paper, silver edges. Fine. Illustrated throughout by Rockwell Kent. First Rockwell Kent edition, limited to 1,000 sets, signed by the artist on the limitation page at the end of volume 3. It is considered to be 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 (1882–1971), 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. Seller Inventory # 110708

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Melville, Herman & Reynolds, J. N.

Published by Harper's (1851)

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 10913

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Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrator]

Published by Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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About this Item: Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good +. First edition. 280 illustrations by Kent. 3 volumes. Large quarto, publisher's silver-stamped black cloth, edges a bit faded; partially unopened, some mild offsetting from illustrations (less than usual); mild textblock crease to first twenty pages of volume 1), top edges trimmed and stained black, without the aluminum slipcase. No foxing, no previous owner's signature or bookplate, no tears or worn spots to the cloth, no bumps to the boards -- a nice uncomplicated set, solidly VG+. The Artist and the Book 140. Seller Inventory # 4183

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MELVILLE, HERMAN

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First trade edition with the illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Rebound in full black calf with gilt lettering and gilt stamped ships to the spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. This copy with a stunnng two-way fore-edge painting. One painting depicts a scene from the book, the other painting does also, but with a portrait of Melville to the left. A sharp and very bright painting. A fine copy. Seller Inventory # 004124

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

KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman.

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

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About this Item: New York: Random House, 1930, 1930. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and illustrations to spine and front board in silver. With the dust jacket. An excellent, bright copy in the unusually crisp dust jacket, spine panel lightly toned and a hint of rubbing to extremities. 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. Seller Inventory # 123017

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Moby Dick or The White Whale: Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Published by G. P .Putnam's Sons, London (1901)

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About this Item: G. P .Putnam's Sons, London, 1901. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition thus (First UK edition) 1901. Original blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and pale blue and white design. Introduction by Louis Becke; illustrated by A. Burnham Shute; contains Chapter 25 and Epilogue. 545pp; 8vo; Condition: Very good tight copy with a little wear to edges of boards, minor bumping to corners, with moderate bumping to front right bottom corner. Front pastedown and ffep - some minor damage to inner spine. Staining to ffep (mirrored in back pages) Minor staining and foxing to ffeps and back feps. Very minor staining on title page. Internal pages tight, clean and readable with no obvious foxing, marks or damage except page 345, which has a small newspaper clipping (about someone who got swallowed by a whale in real life) from 1928 between the pages and this has caused some staining. There is also a small news clipping about Manhattan between pages 130 and 131, which has also caused some staining. Otherwise pages are very clean and bright. Binding very good. No inscriptions, etc. Seller Inventory # 19091

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Moby Dick: MELVILLE, Herman

MELVILLE, Herman

Published by Cassell & Company, limited (1930)

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About this Item: Cassell & Company, limited, 1930. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 309062

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MELVILLE, Herman

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

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About this Item: NY: Harper & Brothers, (1851), 1851. Soft cover. 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. Seller Inventory # ABE-4280141551

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Moby Dick: Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Published by Putman, UK (1901)

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About this Item: Putman, UK, 1901. Decorative Cloth. 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. Seller Inventory # 009336

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Moby Dick: Melville, Herman

Melville, Herman

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 1930. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 17238

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Moby Dick: Melville, Herman; Kent,

Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrator]

Published by Random House (1930)

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About this Item: Random House, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Good. First Edition. First edition thus. Signed by Rockwell Kent on the front free end paper. Good or better, lacking the dust jacket. Rubbing to silver stamping. Rubbing with fraying and exposure at corners and spine ends, with head of spine reinforced with what appears to be a bit of glue. Pages toned. Binding a little shaken. A nice example of Melville's classic novel, signed by the illustrator, Rockwell Kent. Signed. Seller Inventory # 160306006

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Herman Melville

Published by Random House, Inc. (1930)

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About this Item: Random House, Inc., 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. First Edition. Presumed First Printing. With Date, “1930” printed on title and copyright pages (With no other printings, or editions listed) - Bound in original silver stamped black cloth boards. Includes the original dust jacket. - The Jacket is in a removable, clear plastic (Brodart) protector. This dust jacket is near mint! Only slightest rubbing along edges of spine; 1 tiny pen mark to lower part of “M” in Moby. Slight toning to pastedowns near hinges; slight rubbing to some lower page corners. - Overall, A Fine copy in a Fine original jacket. A Very lovely copy. Perhaps the best available on the market. Seller Inventory # mon0001500262

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Moby Dick: Melville, Herman; Kent,

Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrator]

Published by Random House (1930)

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About this Item: Random House, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. First edition thus. Signed by Rockwell Kent on the title page. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Heavy rubbing to silver stamping. Rubbing to cloth at corners and spine ends. Foxing and faint tidemarks to top edge of page block; scuff to side edge. Previous owner name to front paste down; bookseller ticket removal evidence to rear paste down. A nice example of Melville's classic novel, signed by the illustrator, Rockwell Kent. Signed. Seller Inventory # 160226007

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