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MELVILLE, Herman, Illustrated by Rockwell Kent

Published by Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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From: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Book Condition: Good. Illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Wear and slight fraying at the edges of the spine, a sound but good only copy lacking the dustwrapper. Author Peter Taylor's copy with his ownership signature dated in 1941. Beautifully illustrated by Kent with magnificent woodcuts, this is considered to be his masterpiece. Bookseller Inventory # 387289

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Moby Dick or The Whale: Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Published by The Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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From: Rare And Antique Books PBFA (Exeter, DEVON, United Kingdom)

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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 The Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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From: SeaOcean Book Berth (Seattle, WA, U.S.A.)

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

KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman.

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

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Item Description: Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930, 1930. 3 volumes, quarto. Recent black morocco, titles and pictorial blocks to the spines and front boards in silver copied from the original, black and white patterned paper, silver edges. Fine. Illustrated throughout by Rockwell Kent. First Rockwell Kent edition, limited to 1,000 sets, signed by the author on the limitation page at the end of volume 3 . It is considered to be one of the finest editions of Melville's masterpiece and one of the great American illustrated books of the 20th century. In 1926 Rockwell Kent (18821971), then just beginning to establish his fame as an artist, was approached by R. R. Donnelley and Sons to illustrate a new edition of Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast. Kent demurred, suggesting Moby Dick instead. Kent was given complete freedom to design and illustrate the three-volume set. The resulting work has been hailed as a masterpiece of 20th-century book illustration and credited with reviving public interest in a sublime but difficult novel. Bookseller Inventory # 110708

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