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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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MELVILLE, HERMAN

Published by HARPER & BROS., NYC (1851)

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Item Description: HARPER & BROS., NYC, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. 1st American Edition. Very attractive and totally unrestored. Minor foxing. In beautiful red custom box. None. Bookseller Inventory # 10452

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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, 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.**** 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, 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.**** 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. 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. 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

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Item Description: 1851. First American edition. 8vo. Green cloth variant in first state binding with sides stamped in blind with heavy ruled frame and publisher's circular device at centre, orange-coated endpapers, bookplate to front pastedown. Skilfully recased. [i-xxiv], [1]-[635], 6ads.pp. New York, Harper & Brothers, The American first edition of 2,915 copies of Moby-Dick was published on 14th November 1851, less than one month after the first English edition of 500 copies in three volume sets, bearing the alternative title The Whale. This slight staggering of publication was in order to take advantage of the better protected English copyright laws. Melville had experienced a lapse in popularity after his early career successes, and due to a sizeable debt owed to his publishing house, paid for the setting of his own proofs. This did however enable him to make further textual edits right up to the wire, giving academics plenty to work with in terms of decrypting the authorial intent and bibliographic primacy between the two first editions. The general consensus is that although the first English contains some later authorial edits and amendments (Melville had an extra six weeks with the English proofs after the American plates had already been set); away from Melville?s obsessively keen eye, the London publishers thoroughly bowdlerised the text to avoid offending the Victorian sensibilities of their readers. Sexual, political and religious references were neutralised or expunged, the grammatical irregularities and nuanced wordplay was conservatised, and the final epilogue was omitted entirely. This omission was almost certainly an error rather than a deliberate editorial decision, as this closing chapter contains the key to Ishmael?s fate, and without it undermines the whole narrative voice of the English edition, essentially rendering the story from the perspective of a dead man. The American edition did not sell out in Melville?s life time, making it one of his least commercially successful books. It was not until 1930 when it was finally reprinted by Lakeside Press that it began its ascent to the podium of great works of American literature. This copy bears the bookplate of the Newberry Library's Melville collection, and was withdrawn as a duplicate in 1993. BAL 13664; Grolier American 60. Bookseller Inventory # 223454

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Melville, Herman

Published by The Arion Press (1979)

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

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

MELVILLE, Herman

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 42443

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

MELVILLE, Herman

Published by New York Harper & Brothers (1851)

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 67670

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Moby Dick or The Whale (3 Volumes): Melville, Herman; Kent,

Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrator]

Published by The Lakeside Press (1930)

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Item Description: The Lakeside Press, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition thus, limited to 1,000 copies. Three volumes in publisher's acetate jackets, lacking the aluminum slipcase. Presentation copy signed by Rockwell Kent on the front free end paper of Volume I, "Inscribed with affectionate friendship to Putzie - Rockwell Kent, 1950." Volumes II and III bear Rockwell Kent-illustrated bookplates of Marie Luise Hinrichs. Very Good+. Narrow strips of sunning to spine cloth at ends, light rubbing to cloth at extremities and light abrasions to black topstains. Pages toned and with offsetting from illustrations. Acetate wrappers are wrinkled and shrunken with age, as is typical, and show a bit of chipping and edge wear, with some separation starting between the acetate and a paper flap on both volumes II and III; acetate on volume II with light staining. A stunning presentation copy, inscribed by Kent, and with bookplates designed by him as well. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # 170909004

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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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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 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. Bookseller Inventory # 3815

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

Herman Melville

Published by Harper and Brothers (1851)

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Item Description: Harper and Brothers, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. This book is in good condition. There are two bookplates in the front a library stamp in the front and rear and a library mark to the spine. There is foxing throughout. There is some fading to the spine. The book comes with a custom made slipcase with the title printed in gilt on the spine. This is a first edition printed by Harper and Brothers in 1851. It is a true First Edition, First Printing with six pages of ads and a blank final leaf. While it is not known exactly how many copies of this book were made, it was not initially successful, and so the book did not have a large printing. The book became even more scarce after a fire at Harper and Brothers destroyed many of the unsold copies in 1853. A very hard to find copy of Melville's classic work. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1511918294016

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MELVILLE, HERMAN

Published by LAKESIDE PRESS, CHICAGO (1930)

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Item Description: LAKESIDE PRESS, CHICAGO, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. ROCKWELL KENT (illustrator). 1st Edition thus. 1 of 1,000. Comes with an invitation to a special function called "The Christening of Moby Dick"- given by publisher. Aluminum slipcase has some surface scratches, but is largely in very good condition. Books have recent wax DJs (the same as those originally issued). None. Bookseller Inventory # 10613

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Melville, Herman

Published by The Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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Item Description: The Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Hardcovers in Slipcase. Book Condition: Near Fine. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). Limited. Black beveled edged covers, silver designs and spine lettering/ device. . Volume 1 has gutter toning, particularly at rear. Milder in Volumes 2 &3. Top edges dyed black. Most internal dark pictures were tissue guarded, hence no offsetting. The slipcase has a bump lower corner, otherwise clean with minor scratches and toning. Handsome set , very clean, of this seminal work limited to 1,000 copies. Size: 12 x 8 1/2. Bookseller Inventory # 082945

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Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrator]

Published by Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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Item Description: Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # 4183

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Moby Dick: Melville, Herman [Illustrated

Melville, Herman [Illustrated by Rockwell Kent]

Published by Lakeside Press Chicago 1930 (1930)

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Item Description: Lakeside Press Chicago 1930, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Three large volumes. Limited to 1000 copies. 280 illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Original silver stamped black cloth, beveled edges. Books are in near fine condition, an exceptionally clean set - square, tight, bright. Just minor edge rubs. Never been read, many pages remain uncut and unopened. No writing or names or bookplates. Light offsetting from prints as seems present in all copies. Lacking slipcase. Would make a stunning present. Bookseller Inventory # 8428

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Moby Dick or The Whale: Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Published by The Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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Item Description: The Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). Illustrated Edition. Moby Dick or The Whale by Herman Melville, Illustrated by Rockwell Kent First edition - limited edition as only 1,000 published. Published by The Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Limited deluxe edition, one of 1,000 copies, of the first illustrated version of Moby Dick. The illustrations include the innovative black title page and remarkable full page black and white pen, brush and ink drawings by Rockwell Kent. Widely considered to be an iconic publication with 300 illustrations. A lovely set of rare books. Black beveled edged covers with art deco silver pictorial stamping and spine lettering. Boards are all scratched/rubbed and have signs of wear on the extremities esp spine ends. Slight fading of colour. The 1st volume has damage to the lower end of the spine with loss of the cloth covering. Bookplates to the front pastedown. Volume one has two pages with pieces torn from the lower edge of the page (the missing pieces come with the book). The contents are browned yet very clean. 12 x 8 1/2. Quarto. no signature. Bookseller Inventory # 000149

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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. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 004124

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Melville, Herman

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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From: Titcomb's Bookshop (East Sandwich, MA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). Wonderful edition in dust jacket and SIGNED BY ROCKWELL KENT on front endpaper. Very nice, clean copy in black cloth covers with bright silver decoration. The dust jacket has a 2" closed tear along spine and light edgewear, but is in remarkably nice condition. There is a fold line on the front endpapers. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Signed By the Artist. Bookseller Inventory # 041723

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Melville, Herman

Published by University of California Press

ISBN 10: 0520045491 ISBN 13: 9780520045491

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Item Description: University of California Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0520045491 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN7.1954378

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Melville, Herman

Published by University of California Press

ISBN 10: 0520045491 ISBN 13: 9780520045491

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Item Description: University of California Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0520045491 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1954378

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Moby Dick or the White Whale: Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Published by United States Book Company, New York (1892)

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Item Description: United States Book Company, New York, 1892. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition Thus. "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville. Very early printing from 1892 published by the United States Book Company, New York. The true first edition was published by Harper and Brothers in 1851. the book measures 4.75" x 7.5", 545 pages including Extracts. Hardbound in publisher's original red pictoral cloth. Whale decoration in white on front board with black lettering and gilt titling on spine. The book is in very good plus to near fine condition. the boards are very well preserved with firm edges. Minor sunning to the spine with light scuffing at the edges. Faint discolored spots on the fore-edge. The textblock is gently toned and largely clean, bright, unmarked and complete. The binding is sound. A beautiful copy of this American classic. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(H3-5). Bookseller Inventory # 002263

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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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Item Description: G. P .Putnam's Sons, London, 1901. Hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # 19091

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Moby Dick or the White Whale: Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Published by United States Book Company, New York (1892)

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Item Description: United States Book Company, New York, 1892. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition Thus. Herman Melville's "Moby Dick or the White Whale". Very early printing from 1892 published by the United States Book Company, New York. The true first edition was published by Harper and Brothers in 1851. The book measures 4.75" x 7.5", 545 pages including Extracts. Hardbound in publisher's original red pictoral cloth. Whale decoration in white on front board with black lettering and gilt titling on spine. The book is in good to good minus condition. Wear, rubbing, and soiling to the boards and spine, with fraying at the corners and spine edges. The front board is cracked at the hinge. Moisture stains at the fore-edges of the textblock, which lightly seeps into some of the top and bottom margins. Some minor scattered soiling to the textblock. The textblock is gently toned, bright, unmarked, and complete. The binding is starting. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(H8-83). Bookseller Inventory # 002567

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Moby Dick: MELVILLE, Herman

MELVILLE, Herman

Published by Cassell & Company, limited (1930)

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From: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA (Palm Springs, CA, U.S.A.)

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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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