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Moby Dick or The Whale by Herman Melville by  Rockwell (Illustrator) Kent - Hardcover - 1930 - from Royoung bookseller, Inc. (SKU: 10909)

Moby Dick or The Whale by Herman Melville

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Moby Dick or The Whale by Herman Melville

by Kent, Rockwell (Illustrator)

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Orig. decorated black cloth, silver front cover and backstrip designs. Top edges stained black. Near fine. 3 vols
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Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1930. Hardcover. Orig. decorated black cloth, silver front cover and backstrip designs. Top edges stained black. Near fine. 3 vols. Kent, Rockwell. 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.

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Bookseller
Royoung bookseller, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
10909
Title
Moby Dick or The Whale by Herman Melville
Author
Kent, Rockwell (Illustrator)
Illustrator
Kent, Rockwell
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Orig. decorated black cloth, silver front cover and backstrip designs. Top edges stained black. Near fine. 3 vols
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Lakeside Press
Place of Publication
Chicago
Date published
1930
Keywords
Literature
Bookseller catalogs
American Art; Prints;

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