"Moby Dick" by Herman Melville. 1937 Deluxe Illustrated edition with pen and ink drawings by Rockwell Kent.
"A previously obscure book, Moby Dick had been rediscovered by critics in the early 1920s. The success of the Rockwell Kent illustrated edition was a factor in its becoming recognized as the classic it is today"*. *from Wikipedia
Published by Garden City Publishing Company, New York, 1937. The dust jacket is in good condition with light chipping along the edges and at the spine. Two tears on the jacket spine and one the top of the front panel. The book is in very good plus to fine overall condition. The blue cloth boards are extremely well preserved with crisp edges. The gilt illustration on the front board and spine is bright and fresh. The black and white illustrations are bright. There is some water-stain on the DJ and on some pages. Considering the overall condition of this book you will be pleased.
KENT, ROCKWELL (illustrator). DE LUXE. 5 1/2 X 8. Great color pictorial dust jacket, no sun fading on dust jacket or book boards. Gold gilt illustrated blue boards. Gilt title and design on spine. Black and white illustrations. Top edge gilt. Very slight if any shelf wear. No shelf-cock, straight and tall. DATE PUBLISHED: 1937 EDITION: DE LUXE 822 pages.
Size: 8" x 5 5/8"
Item ID: MobyDick
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