Moby Dick or The Whale. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent.
by Melville, Herman. Kent, Rockwell.
8vo. New York: Random House, 1930. 8vo, xxxi, [i], 822, [vi] pp. With nearly 300 black-and-white illustrations, many full-page, by Rockwell Kent. Original black cloth, with title and decoration in silver on backstrip and upper cover. Upper cover beautifully bright and clean, light wear to silver on backstrip, small chip to headcap, light waterstain to bottom corner of textblock, not visible on pages. A very good copy, free from the marks or bookplates of any former owners. First Trade Edition. This edition was reduced from the magnificent folio three-volume edition issued in a limited edition in the same year by the Lakeside Press. It is a worthy trade edition, capturing much of the extraordinary quality of Kent’s illustrations. A very good copy of one of the most important American illustrated books of the twentieth century. The Artist and the Book 140. (Inventory #: 107579)
Bibles, theology and religion, Bindings, Early & Fine Printing, Illustrated Books, William Blake & His Circle, Illuminated Manuscripts, Private Press Books, T.F. Dibdin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Children's Books 1600-1950
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