Herman Melville's Picture Gallery: Sources and Types of the "Pictorial" Chapters of Moby-Dick
by Frank, Stuart M.
Fairhaven, Massachusetts: Edward J. Lefkowicz, Inc, 1986. Softcover. VG- (May have average wear to cover edges, otherwise nice.). Dark aqua & color illus. wraps, 133 pp., 100+ BW illus. Collects for the first time more than 100 "prints and other images of whales and whaling referred to in the three 'pictorial' chapters of 'Moby-Dick' together with Melville's words, and adds Stuart M. Frank's scholarly and perceptive notes. 'Remarkably, while biographers and literary historians have endeavored to be exhaustive regarding the literary, scientific, and mythic traditions from which Melville drew ... on the pictorial side, they have been all but mute.'" (intro, back cover) Includes several bibliographies and much information for literature buffs and historians alike.
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