Melville, Herman — Kent, Rockwell (illustrator) | A masterpiece of modern book design
The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman
Melville, Herman — Kent, Rockwell (illustrator)
Moby Dick; or The Whale. Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930
3 vols. 4to (292 x 210 mm). Numerous black-and-white full-page and text illustrations by Rockwell Kent; some light offsetting of illustrations to text. Publisher's black cloth stamped in silver with design by Kent, top edges stained black; slightest fading to ends. Original aluminum slipcase; usual rubbing.
One of 1000 copies of the celebrated edition illustrated and designed by Rockwell Kent.
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