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Moby Dick or, The Whale (Modern Library: MELVILLE, Herman (author);

MELVILLE, Herman (author); KENT, Rockwell (illustrator)

Published by The Modern Library [c.1959], New York (1959)

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About this Item: The Modern Library [c.1959], New York, 1959. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. Author's legendary novel in an edition featuring dozens of stunning engraved illustrations by Rockwell Kent, as they first appeared in highly collectable editions of this title by the Lakeside Press and later by Random House. --- In Toledano spine G5 / pale green cloth / gilt titling on green cover & spine blocks / green topstain / blank GA style endpapers / jacket style Ge / verso advertises 376 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1956 (though 1930 date appears in book). ML #G64.1. --- With prior owner's dated signature to front paste-down, slightly discolored cloth, mildly yellowed leaves and discreet penciled checkmarks to be found somewhat frequently in back half of volume, otherwise a clean, firm, unmarked copy. Dust jacket with creases and small tears (especially along lower edge); otherwise bright and protected in removable mylar protector.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xxxi, 825 pages. Seller Inventory # 81180

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Melville, Herman

Published by Garden City Publishing Co., Garden City (1937)

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About this Item: Garden City Publishing Co., Garden City, 1937. Original Decorative Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). Deluxe Edition. 822pp. + 2pp. epilogue Deluxe Edition (2nd Trade Edition with additional illustrations by Kent not included in the first trade edition). Original decorative cloth, stamped in gilt. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Printed at Lakeside Press. Spine lettering completely dulled. Corners bumped. Leading edge of the front cover bumped. Lacking the jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 1019

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Melville, Herman

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). sm. 8 vo; black cloth boards stamped with bright silver decorations, title, and illust. of Moby Dick; silver spine lettering & illust. of whale breaching; no indication of author's name; spine lettering only lists illust. name; 822 pp; illust throughout are reproductions of Rockwell Kent's drawings that appeared in the Lakeside Press three volume limited edition. Printed under the supervision of William A. Kittredge. Very Good - no dj; light scratches to front board stamped illust. small dark half circle stain on right top of illust.; light toning inside boards; all else-clean, tight, & attractive. 0.0. Seller Inventory # 1.18873

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Melville, Herman

Published by GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK (1937)

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About this Item: GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK, 1937. HARD BACK BLUE. Condition: GOOD. ROCKWELL KENT (illustrator). "DeluxE Edition (a single volume reprint of the 1930 Lakeside Press edition) ; Second , 827 pages; no dust jacket, light blue cloth, light mottling to boards, mild stain to rear board, moderate color fading to spine cloth, some flaking to gilt stamping upon spine and front board but otherwise still bright. Edges tonedl small dark stain at fored edge center; light stain to bottom edge; light toning to yellow endpapers; two ink ownership signatures and date on front pastedown. unfortunate frequent pencil underlining appears to be upon quick perusual, limited within the first three chapters (1-35). A few spots of scattered soiling; pages 43-54 numped and lightly creased at bottom corners. Binding is firm. A good classic copy of Rockwell Kent illustrated edition. DATE PUBLISHED: 1937 EDITION: 827. Seller Inventory # 071148

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Melville, Herman

Published by Random House (1930)

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About this Item: Random House, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Missing. First THUS. New York: Random House, 1930. First thus. Hardcover. 822 pp. Very good, lacking the jacket. Light edge wear with bumping to the corners and slight loss of the headband. Dampstaining at the text block edges, not penetrating to the interior. Scuffing to the boards. First trade edition of the Rockwell Kent illustrated edition, first produced in three volumes by Lakeside Press. Seller Inventory # 046911

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Melville, Herman

Published by Random House (1930)

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About this Item: Random House, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Missing. First THUS. New York: Random House, 1930. First thus. Hardcover. 822 pp. Very good, lacking the jacket. Light soil and rubbing to the boards with minor bumping to the corners. Faint damp staining to rear board with damp stain to bottom edge of text block near spine. Erase mark on the front free endpaper. First trade edition after the limited edition published by Lakeside Press. Illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Seller Inventory # 052615

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Melville, Herman

Published by GARDEN CITY PUBLISHING CO., GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK (1937)

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About this Item: GARDEN CITY PUBLISHING CO., GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK, 1937. HARD BACK BLUE. ROCKWELL KENT (illustrator). Pictorial dust jacket. Mylar cover. Gilt design on front cover and spine. Top of spine discolored. Black and white frontispiece. Black and white illustrations. Edges browning. Pages lightly browning. This is Garden City's De Luxe Second trade Edition. Containing additional illustrations by Rockwell Kent not present in the first trade edition. neither the sounding whale with flukes of the top cover not the harpoon on the spine appeared on the covers of the original edition 1930 triple decker, spine faded and edgeworn. Kent's illustrations are now pershaps the best known illustrations for Moby Dick and are certainly among the most effective. The trade edition contains 8 fewer illustrations than the Deluxe (Lakeside Press edition). (Note:actually lacking 11 illustrations, including the 3 dramatic title pages, 3 half titles and some smaller cuts. DATE PUBLISHED: 1937 EDITION: 822 Second Trade Edition, GOOD. JACKET: TATTERED DJ. Seller Inventory # 045456

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Melville, Herman

Published by GARDEN CITY, NY (1937)

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About this Item: GARDEN CITY, NY, 1937. HARD BACK BLUE. Condition: VERY GOOD. JACKET: CHIPPED. ROCKWELL KENT (illustrator). DE LUXE ED. Dj is chipped/creased at edges, rubbed edges, tanned, and has a plastic cover on it. Bright gilt on cover & spine, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. Light shelf wear, and lightly tanning pages. This is Garden City's De Luxe Second trade Edition. Containing additional illustrations by Rockwell Kent not present in the first trade edition. neither the sounding whale with flukes of the top cover not the harpoon on the spine appeared on the covers of the original edition 1930 triple decker, spine faded and edgeworn. Kent's illustrations are now pershaps the best known illustrations for Moby Dick and are certainly among the most effective. The trade edition contains 8 fewer illustrations than the Deluxe (Lakeside Press edition). (Note:actually lacking 11 illustrations, including the 3 dramatic title pages, 3 half titles and some smaller cuts. DATE PUBLISHED: 1937 EDITION: DE LUXE ED 822. Seller Inventory # 055710

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Moby Dick 1975 Signed by Leroy Neiman: Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Published by The Artist's Limited Editions (1975)

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About this Item: The Artist's Limited Editions, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. The book is in good condition. This is a large book measuring 1/3 " x 14". The Gilt illustration to the front cover is bright. There are no signatures, bookplates, or markings of any kind in the book. There is some rubbed spots the spine. This book contains all 12 double page illustrations plus the frontspiece signed by Leroy Neiman. The book is also signed by Jacques Cousteau at the end of the preface. All the illustrations are in excellent condition. The pages are clean and free of any foxing. The book comes with its rare original slipcase. The slipcase is in good condition. It has some darkening. This is the limited edition #428/1500 signed by Leroy Neiman and Jacques Cousteau. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-1511446705802

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Melville, Herman

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Rockwell Kent (illustrator). First Edition, thus. True first editions of Herman Melville's classic, now considered to many to be the greatest and most profound work of American literature, are exceedingly rare, mainly because volumes of the first edition were consumed by a fire shortly after publication. Of the many subsequent editions, the Random House edition of 1930, with 280 woodcut reproductions by Rockwell Kent, is the most distinctive. Moby-Dick presents a myriad of possibilities to the illustrator, thanks to Melville's vivid powers of description, so to match the scale and scope of the book is a daunting task. Rockwell Kent (1882¿1971) was an engraver, lithographer, illustrator and author, who shared Melville's visionary outlook. His celebrated illustrations from the 1930 edition are also contained in the Folio Society limited edition. With their beauty, simplicity and power, they will forever be associated with Melville's epic. "All the Rockwell Kent drawings made for the limited edition of Moby Dick issued by the Lakeside Press are contained in this Random House publication." In new facsimile DJ of the first edition. Bookplate of original owner on inside front cover; small photo of Meliville neatly pasted on ffep. Text block taut, pages only slightly aged, corners unbumped, silver etching of whale on front cover clear and unfaded. Collectable gem of a classic. Seller Inventory # 171105

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Moby Dick, or The Whale: Melville, Herman; Kent,

Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell (Illustrations)

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. Kent, Rockwell (illustrator). 1st Edition. First trade edition, duodemico size, 823 pp. 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; his work remains 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, vintage bookseller's ticket on the rear pastedown from Capwell, Sullivan & Furth, Oakland, Calif., with their price sticker of $3.50. Volume is replete with Kent's black-and-white pen/brush and ink drawings which made him justly so famous; duodecimo size (approximately 7" tall), 822 pages plus a one-page Epilogue.___CONDITION: Volume could almost be termed fine, the silver gilt on the front and spine is bright with minimal rubbing, the volume has a square, strong text block and solid hinges, gently bumped head and tail of spine, and also corners with a single miniscule rubbed corner (lower front), and entirely free of prior owner markings; minor toning to the endpapers and a very small (approximately one-half inch) crack to the bottom of the back hinge, else fine. A stunning example of a literary icon which endures in our cultural consciousness. ___CITATION: Rockwellkentiana, pg. 62.___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller nquire 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. Seller Inventory # 18010203

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Moby Dick: MELVILLE, Herman

MELVILLE, Herman

Published by Cassell & Company, limited (1930)

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About this Item: Cassell & Company, limited, 1930. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 309062

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Moby Dick; Or, The Whale: Melville, Herman

Melville, Herman

Published by Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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About this Item: Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Illus. by Rockwell Kent (illustrator). Limited Edition. One of only 1000 copies issued of the Lakeside Press first edition of Kent's masterpiece, one of the most celebrated illustrated books of the 20th century. 3 volumes. A very good set in the original black cloth decorated in silver, top edges stained black; original clear acetate jackets with white paper flaps. A very good copy, with only slight wear to cloth; original clear acetate jackets (with white paper flaps) are darkened and rippled with some chipping to edges. No slipcase. This copy has no owner names or markings. Size: Folio - between 12" - 15" Tall. Seller Inventory # 00540105

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Moby Dick or The Whale: Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Published by The Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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About this Item: The Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 000149

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Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrator]

Published by Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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About this Item: Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 4183

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MELVILLE, HERMAN

Published by LAKESIDE PRESS (1930)

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About this Item: LAKESIDE PRESS, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Moby Dick or The Whale by Herman Melville, Illustrated by Rockwell Kent First 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. Black beveled edged covers with art deco silver pictorial stamping and spine lettering top stained, fore and bottom edge uncut. Tight and unmarked missing the original jackets and aluminum slipcase. Some offsetting as to be expected. oversized and overweight. Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Seller Inventory # 82867

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Melville, Herman

Published by The Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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About this Item: The Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Hardcovers in Slipcase. 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. Seller Inventory # 082945

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Kent, Rockwell (Illustrator)

Published by Lakeside Press, Chicago (1930)

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About this Item: Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Hardcover. Kent, Rockwell (illustrator). 279, 284, 282 pages. 30 x 21.5 cm. A profusion of black and white illustrations, full-page and textual by Rockwell Kent, approximately 280 in total. The title page vignettes were hand-engraved by Kent, and the only ones he engraved directly on the metal [copper plate] in his long career -- see: JONES, D.B. "The Prints of Rockwell Kent" p.60. Kent also noted, "They (Lakeside Press) wanted to publish some American Classics, a selected few just to show what they could do in bookmaking, considering "Moby Dick" the most beautiful book ever published in America" Limited edition, one of 1000 printed on Arnold unbleached white wove antique paper under the supervision of William A. Kittredge. THE ARTIST AND THE BOOK 140. Bookplates front cover pastedowns, pastedown endpaper of Vol. 3 mottled at lower extremity. Orig. decorated black cloth, silver front cover and backstrip designs. Top edges stained black. Near fine. 3 vols. Seller Inventory # 10909

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MELVILLE, HERMAN

Published by LAKESIDE PRESS, CHICAGO (1930)

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About this Item: LAKESIDE PRESS, CHICAGO, 1930. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 10613

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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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About this Item: 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 artist 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. Seller Inventory # 110708

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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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About this Item: Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930, 1930. 3 volumes, large quarto. Original black cloth, bevelled boards, titles and vignettes to spines in silver, abstract design and volume numbers within simple frame to front boards in silver, top edges black, others uncut. With the original clear plastic dust jackets with paper flaps. Housed in the original aluminium slipcase. Illustrations faintly offset, mild adhesive staining to vol. 1 pastedowns from dust jackets; the dust jackets slightly yellowed on spines, and rubbed and cockled overall, with mild chipping to outer corners, a sliver of loss to the bottom edge of vol. 1 rear panel, old tape repair to the head of the front flap of vol. 2 (with concomitant trival marking to the board), vol. 3 jacket with a short split on spine and the front flap secured by tape; mottling to underside of slipcase. A superb set, extremely well-preserved owing to the unusual survival of the dust jackets and the slipcase. Wood-engravings throughout by Rockwell Kent. First Rockwell Kent edition, limited to 1,000 sets, rare in this condition, unusually retaining both the dust jackets and the slipcase. This is 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. Hutner & Kelly, Fine Printed Books 19001999, 22. Seller Inventory # 121505

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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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About this Item: The Lakeside Press, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Very Good. Deluxe Limited Edition. 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. Seller Inventory # 170909004

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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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About this Item: Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930, 1930. 3 volumes, large quarto. Original black cloth, bevelled boards, titles and vignettes to spines in silver, abstract design and volume numbers within simple frame to front boards in silver, top edges black, others uncut. Housed in the original aluminium slipcase. Very light marking to covers, spines very slightly faded. Slight offsets from illustrations, as usual. Slight scuffing to slipcase. An excellent copy. Wood-engravings throughout by Rockwell Kent. First Rockwell Kent edition, limited to 1,000 sets. With a pencilled presentation inscription by Rockwell Kent to the front free endpaper of volume 1: 'To Jerry M. Stepanek by Rockwell Kent'. This is 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. Hutner & Kelly, Fine Printed Books 19001999, 22. Seller Inventory # 121809

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