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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 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). Bookseller Inventory # 4454

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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; 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). Bookseller Inventory # 34622

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

Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers (1851)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First American Edition; first binding; with the original cloth bound in blue from the publisher. In the Melville bibliography, this would be the blue "A" cloth, the true first American edition and most desirable copy for a collector. Many copies of this first edition were burned in a fire, and the remaining copies tend to be re-bound. This rare first edition is one of the surviving copies still in the original cloth, untouched. The book has some foxing mainly effecting the first few pages and the endpapers. The 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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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale.: MELVILLE, Herman.

MELVILLE, Herman.

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

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller 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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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1851. Hardcover. Book 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, complete with 6 pp publisher's ads at rear. Re-backed with original spine laid down, 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.**** 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?. Bookseller 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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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1851. Hardcover. Book 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, complete with 6 pp publisher's ads at rear. Re-backed with original spine laid down, 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.**** 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?. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1483848874932

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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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Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1851)

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 9-114-1271111

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Melville, Herman

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

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

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Melville, Herman

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

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 305175

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MELVILLE, Herman

Published by The Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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Item Description: The Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Black Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). Limited Deluxe Edition. The first illustrated version of MOBY DICK. "One of a thousand copies, containing 8 more illustrations than the [later] trade edition -The Artist and the Book, p. 96 {they were omitted in the smaller formatted edition}." Oversubscribed upon publication at its 1930 list price of $52.50. Widely considered to be the 20th century book in which the illustrations come closest to matching the majesty of the text. Kent did nearly 300 illustrations for this project. Rockwell Kent opined that these are the first black title-pages in publishing history. Quarto, beveled black cloth, art deco silver pictorial stamping. This set has fragments of the original transparent acetate dust jackets with their paper flaps; tiny snags at the tips of the spine of vol.1; Uncut and unopened - hence this set has never been read; in the publisher's aluminum slipcase (which is somewhat tarnished) Size: Quartos. Bookseller Inventory # 006537

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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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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 or The Whale: Melville, Herman; Kent,

Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell (Artist)

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

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Item Description: Random House, New York, NY, 1930. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Kent, Rockwell (illustrator). First Edition. A wonderful edition with woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent. We've never handled a copy with the dust jacket so very clean and bright. First Trade Edition. xxxi, [1], 822, [3] pp. 12mo. Original dust jacket with small 1/4" round stain at base of "B" in "MOBY". 7/8" closed tear at top of front flap hinge on front panel, 1-1/2" closed tear at head of spine along front hinge, small chips at foot of spine, now in mylar cover. Silver cover and spine illustration on black cloth cover. Binding is pristine, sharp and bright. Light spotting along head of text block, interior absolutely flawless. Bookseller Inventory # 28207

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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: 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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Moby Dick: Melville, Herman; Kent,

Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrator]

Published by Random House (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st 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 by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 160306006

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Moby Dick: Herman Melville, Rockwell

Herman Melville, Rockwell Kent

Published by Random House (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Random House, New York 1930. First Edition Thus / First Printing. Dated 1930 with no additional printings. Black cloth boards. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Rare original dust jacket. Book Condition: Near Fine, tight spine, clean boards. Soft shelf wear, light spots at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, shelf wear, tear at the front panel. Age toning, paper repair at the rear panel of the jacket. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 8629

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Herman Melville

Published by Random House, Inc. (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, Inc., 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. First Edition. Presumed First Printing. With Date, â1930â 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 âMâ 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. Bookseller 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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Item Description: Random House, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st 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 by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 160226007

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Melville, Herman

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Kent, Rockwell (illustrator). 1st Edition. No DJ Silver type and design on back cloth boards. Illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Bookseller Inventory # 000912

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Moby-Dick, or The Whale: MELVILLE, HERMAN

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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Moby Dick, or The Whale (First Trade: Melville, Herman; Kent,

Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell (Illustrations)

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Kent, Rockwell (illustrator). 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 823 p. First trade edition of Moby Dick illustrated by Rockwell Kent; the Lakeside Press published a limited edition in three volumes with 280 illustrations; this trade edition is in a smaller format and uses 272 of the illustrations. Rockwell Kent was already well-known and his appeal has continued to grow throughout the 20th century; his work is widely collected today. Interestingly, while Melville wrote Moby Dick in 1851, it was almost neglected until Kent elected to illustrate the story; his illustrated version had tremendous success and revived the novel for the 20th century. ***DESCRIPTION: Black cloth boards with silver letting on front and spine, both the front and spine also display Kent's own design of a whale, with the head on the front and the tail on the spine, cream endpapers, prior owner bookplate laid in (it was tipped onto the front pastedown, one can just see very light browning from the adhesive) for Francis White, bookplate designed by John McGrath (1880s to 1940s), vintage bookseller's ticket on the rear pastedown from Wayfarer's Bookshop, Washington D.C; there is also a vintage price in pencil at the top of the rear free endpaper of $3.50. Volume is replete with Kent's black-and-white pen/brush and ink drawings which made him justly so famous. The dust jacket mirrors the design on the front panel and on the spine, in black with cobalt blue highlights, and while it displays Kent's name on both front and spine, it does not display Melville's. 12 mo size (approximately 7" tall), 822 pages plus a one-page Epilogue. ***CONDITION: Volume is overall fine, the silver gilt on the front and spine bright and unrubbed, with a square, strong text block and solid hinges, straight corners without rubbing, other than the bookplate mentioned above it is free of prior owner markings; professional restoration was done to repair a very small tear to the binding at the front joint near the head of the spine; slight dustiness to the text block edges, else fine. The unclipped (although also unpriced) dust jacket is good only, with overall edgewear, several small chips, the front panel has a small triangular spot where the top layer of paper rubbed away, just affecting the top of the letter "y" in "Moby", the back panel has several creases; there is also some sunning to the spine - the jacket is entirely present and the illustration on the front is bright, but it's overall a bit rough. ***CITATION: Rockwellkentiana, pg. 62. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Bookseller Inventory # 16111301

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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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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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Melville, Herman; Neiman, Leroy (artist); Cousteau, Jacques (Preface)

Published by The Artist's Limited Edition (1975)

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Item Description: The Artist's Limited Edition, 1975. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Fine. Limited Edition. One of 1,500 signed and numbered copies fully bound in a beautifully grained brown morocco with hubbed spine. Front cover is decorated with a gilt line illustration of a lookout with a telescope in a ship's crowsnest. Gilt lettering on spine. White ribbon bookmark is bound-in. Slipcase has sailcloth sides and leather ends. Uncompleted original registration card is laid-in. SIGNED by LEROY NEIMAN on an original half-page seriagraph frontspiece and SIGNED by JACQUES COUSTEAU at the end of the preface. Approximate weight of 10 pounds. Small scratch to bottom edge of slipcase. Signed by Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 010179

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Moby Dick, or The Whale: Neiman, Leroy, illustrator).

Neiman, Leroy, illustrator). Melville, Herman

Published by The Artist's Limited Edition, [Mount Vernon, New York]

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Item Description: The Artist's Limited Edition, [Mount Vernon, New York]. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Signed Limited. 1975. The Artist's Limited Edition, one of 1500 copies. Small thick folio full brown pictorial morocco stamped in gilt. Illustrated with a frontispiece serigraph, SIGNED BY NEIMAN, and twelve double-page color plates. Preface by Jacques Costeau and signed by him. Original registration card for this copy mounted on the half-title. A beautifully illustrated and produced edition of this work, printed at the press of A. Colish. As new in original publisher's sailcloth and morocco slipcase. Signed by Artist. Bookseller Inventory # 4444

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