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.
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