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

Melville, Herman

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1851)

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

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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 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: 1851. First Edition. MELVILLE, Herman. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, 1851. Octavo, original purple-brown cloth, original orange-coated endpapers. Housed in custom cloth chemise and half morocco slipcase. $46,000.First American edition, in first binding, of Melville's rare classic. An intriguing association copy belonging to a member of the Macy family, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "A.P. Charles for J.M. Macy."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). 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 November). Complete with six pages of advertisements at rear, covers blind-stamped with heavy rule frame and publisher's circular device at center, orange-coated endpapers. This copy with double flyleaves at front and triple flyleaves at rear. BAL 13664. The Macy family was well-known in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, and a J.M. Macy is recorded in the Historical Society records; he would have been 47 in 1851. (There is also a branch of the Macy family that moved to North Carolina in the 18th century; given that we only have the recipient's initials rather than a full name, it is impossible to state with certainty that the recipient was of the Nantucket Macys, though it seems likely given the subject matter.) Rowland Hussey Macy, founder of the department store chain, for example, was the fourth of six children born to one branch of this family on Nantucket. (As a young man, he worked on the whaling ship Emily Morgan and had a red star tattooed on his hand, which became a feature of his store's logo.) Melville is also known to have used Obed Macy's 1835 History of Nantucket as a reference while writing Moby Dick, mentioning Obed Macy by name in Chapter 35, calling him "the worthy Obed" and "the sole historian of Nantucket."With a note in pencil at the end of the text, possibly that of the recipient: "A precious medley of transcendental stuff, superstitious notions, and whale oil. Can such a work live? Take out the notes on the sperm whale, which seem exaggerated, and what is left? Nov. 30/51." BAL suggests November 15, 1851, as the date of publication.Upper blank corner of title page with expert repair; faint marginal dampstain in lower gutter through text. Text block neatly recased in original binding, backstrip strengthened, with restoration to cloth at spine ends and corners, gilt brightened. A skillfully restored copy with an intriguing contemporary association. Bookseller Inventory # 106966

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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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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, Publishers, New York (1851)

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

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Moby Dick ; or The Whale: Melville, Herman

Melville, Herman

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

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1851. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First Edition, 1851, in the original first state slate blue cloth binding with publisher's circular device stamped front and rear, gilt stamped spine. i- xxiii, 635 pages, plus 6 pages of ads. One of an edition of 2,915, with 2,230 bound at the time of publication, 287 ( 212 still unbound ) of which were destroyed by fire on Dec.10, 1853.(ABAA). Boards worn at corners and bottom edge, missing the front orange/brown end page, bit of a wrinkle and spotting to cloth bottom corner front board, light foxing throughout, cloth at top of spine 2 tiny tears (1/16"). Original owner's signature, dated Dec. 10, 1851 front end page. Overall a Very Good copy of this towering classic of American literature, totally unsophisticated and free from any efforts at restoration. Size: 8co. Bookseller Inventory # 005747

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Moser, Barry; Herman Melville

Published by Arion Press, San Francisco (1979)

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Item Description: Arion Press, San Francisco, 1979. Hardcover. Book 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 signed and numbered in pencil; with 4-page printed title and list of illustrations. No. 20 of 30 sets of the engravings.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. Bookseller Inventory # 3815

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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)

Published by Saint-Paul, Cahiers du Contadour, s.d. [1939] (1939)

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Item Description: Saint-Paul, Cahiers du Contadour, s.d. [1939], 1939. Couverture souple. Book Condition: Très bon. 1ère édition. In-8 (21 x 16,2 cm), demi-maroquin bleu marine à encadrement, dos long titré au paladium, plats recouverts d'un papier au motif abyssal et ondulant, couv. et dos cons., 512 pp., 2 ff. n. ch., XV pp. (étymologie, extraits), 2 ff. n. ch. (table), 2 illustrations hors-texte. Rare édition originale de la première traduction française du chef-d'oeuvre d'Herman Melville illlustrée d'un bois gravé d'Alexandre Noll en tête du premier chapitre et de 2 illustrations hors-texte ici identiques. Exemplaire portant le n°222. Elle parut en quatre livraisons dans la revue dirigée par Jean Giono, Les Cahiers du Contadour. Ce tiré à part sera réalisé en 1939 et il est vraisemblable que très peu d'exemplaires furent mis en circulation à cause des pressions exercées par Gallimard qui publiera cette traduction dans la collection blanche en 1941. A la suite du roman de Melville figurent un chapitre "Etymologie" et 14 pp. d'extraits de récits baleiniers que l'édition Gallimard n'a pas conservés. Exemplaire parfaitement établi par Devauchelle. Livre épuisé. Bookseller Inventory # 4572

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

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 artist on the original binder's front blank. Bookseller Inventory # 99365

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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. Illustrated by: KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE,

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, black and white patterned 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. Bookseller Inventory # 114312

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MOBY - DICK; Or, The WHALE: Moser, Barry]. Melville,

Moser, Barry]. Melville, Herman [1819 - 1891]

Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London (1981)

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Item Description: University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1981. [6], xv, [1], 576, [8] pp. B/w woodcuts by Barry Moser. Folio. 13-5/8" x 9-1/8" First edition following the monumental and justly renowned Arion Press edition, published in 1979.Uncommon signed, particularly accompanied by a sketch by Moser. Very faint sunning to spine, minor soil to outer margin of one page. Else clean and bright, binding sound. Slipcase gently edgeworn and lightly soiled, faint dampstain to side panel. VG+ in VG- slipcase. Blue cloth stamped in silver to spine. In blue slipcase Deluxe Edition, limited to 750 copies. This copy INSCRIBED by Moser on title page, accompanied by pencil sketch of harpoon. Bookseller Inventory # 43238

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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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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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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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Herman Melville

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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From: RWK Books (Marblehead, MA, U.S.A.)

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

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

Melville, Herman

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

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

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Melville, Herman

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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From: Mountain Books (Kent, CT, U.S.A.)

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

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MOBY DICK, or The Whale: Kent, Rockwell, Illus.]

Kent, Rockwell, Illus.] Melville Herman

Published by New York Random House 1930 (1930)

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From: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA (Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: New York Random House 1930, 1930. The First trade edition of this illustrated classic. With beautiful reproductions of Rockwell Kent's artwork which originally appeared in the scarce Lakeside Press Limited Edition. 8vo, full black cloth lettered and pictorially decorated in silver after designs by Kent on both the upper cover and spine. xxxi, 822, + epilogue pp. A very attractive copy, the black cloth and silver embellishments are very bright and unfaded, the text-block is clean and fresh. A BRIGHT AND ATTRACTIVE COPY OF THE FIRST TRADE EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC WORK, ILLUSTRATED BY ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS ARTISTS, Herman Melville’s classic nineteenth century whaling story and Rockwell Kent’s definitively twentieth century artistic style might strike one at first as an odd juxtaposition. The end-product speaks for itself however and this truly handsome book has become a classic in it own right. Fantastically rendered, it ranks among the finest of illustrated novels. Bookseller Inventory # 27021

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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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From: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA (Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Kent, Rockwell (illustrator). 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 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 near 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; there is a very short (approximately one-eighth inch) tear to the cloth at the front joint near the head of the spine and a 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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