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Moby Dick, or, The Whale: Melville, Herman

Melville, Herman

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

ISBN 10: 0520043545 ISBN 13: 9780520043541

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From: Back Lane Books (North Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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About this Item: University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: See Description. Barry Moser (illustrator). Moby Dick, or, The Whale, Melville, Herman, Illustrations by Barry Moser, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1981. First printing of this trade edition of Moby-Dick, a reduced version of the limited 1979 Arion Press edition. 4to up to 12" tall. 577 pages. Blue cloth boards with silver gilt titles. In fine condition without marks, tears or folds; pages remain bright and white; very light dust mark to outer tail edge; very light board rubbing to tail edge. Jacket is clipped with the lightest of edge ruffling. This reduced version is smaller in size than the Arion edition but it includes all of the original pages and illustrations which was hailed as a modern masterpiece of bookmaking. It was hand set under the supervision of one of America s finest book designers and printers. The initial letters that begin each chapter were designed especially for this book and christened Leviathan. The illustrations, of places, creatures, objects or tools, and processes connected with nineteenth-century whaling, are original boxwood engravings by Massachusetts artist Barry Moser. The text of Moby-Dick used in this edition is based on that used in the critical edition of Melville s works published by the Northwestern University Press and the Newberry Library. Barry Moser (1940 -) is an American artist, printmaker and illustrator of numerous works of literature. His work is represented internationally in numerous collections, museums. Seller Inventory # 002576

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MELVILLE, Herman; MOSER, Barry:

Published by Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981. (1981)

ISBN 10: 0520045491 ISBN 13: 9780520045491

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From: Ted Kottler, Bookseller (Redondo Beach, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981., 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Photo-facsimile of the 1979 Arion Press edition of 250 copies designed by Andrew Hoyem. xv, 578, [1=colophon] pp; illus. Original cloth, 4to (34x22 cm, 13½x8½ in.). Near Fine, in slipcase. Named one of the 100 most beautiful books of the twentieth century by The Grolier Club. Seller Inventory # 24495

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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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From: Blue Sky Rare Books (Palm Springs, CA, U.S.A.)

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

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