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Melville, Herman

Melville, Herman - 'Moby Dick. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent'

Melville, Herman - 'Moby Dick. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent'

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First trade edition of the Rockwell Kent illustrated edition. Random House, New York 1930. 8 vo, 825 pp. With a new facsimile dust jacket.

The mighty epic of Captain Ahab and the great white whale has only few equals in literature. Captain Ahab, whose flame of life burns out in the devouring hunt for the white whale Moby Dick. This book contains sea stories of unprecedented beauty and free and melancholy dialogs between the whalers about grief and fleeting luck.

With numerous bw illustrations by Rockwell Kent some of them are full page.

Book is in very good condition, bound in attractive black cloth with silver lettering and design on the front board and spine. Miniscule rubbing at spine ends and the corners of the front board.The edges of the text block and the endpapers are slightly tanned. Otherwise clean and tight. 

Facsimile dust jacket is fine and now protected by a transparent archival sleeve.

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