542
542
Arion Press--Melville, Herman
MOBY DICK; OR, THE WHALE. SAN FRANCISCO. THE ARION PRESS, 1979 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
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542
Arion Press--Melville, Herman
MOBY DICK; OR, THE WHALE. SAN FRANCISCO. THE ARION PRESS, 1979 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Arion Press--Melville, Herman
MOBY DICK; OR, THE WHALE. SAN FRANCISCO. THE ARION PRESS, 1979 
large 4to, one of 265 copies of which 250 were for sale, wood engravings by Barry Moser, full blue morocco, titled silvered on spine, collector's light blue cloth slipcase, slipcase sunned 
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Catalogue Note

"One of the most elaborate printing ventures ever to be undertaken by an American press".

The type chosen for this edition was hand-set Goudy Modern in eighteen-point size with initials printed in blue beginning each chapter in Leviathan Capitals. Printed on hand-made paper that bears the outline of a whale as its watermark, the printing of this book took over a year to complete.

This edition of Moby Dick was named by the Grolier Club as one of the “100 Most Beautiful Books of the 20th Century”, and William Everson, in Fine Print, called it a "a feat of craftsmanship unexcelled in modern printing." It is widely considered to be the Press’ finest production.

English Literature, History, Science, Childrens Books and Illustrations

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