Moby Dick, Illustrated by Rockwell Kent, 1930 3-volume edition

Moby Dick, Illustrated by Rockwell Kent, 1930 3-volume edition


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Author: Herman Melville

Title: Moby Dick

Publisher: The Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930

Description of book: First edition thus, one of 1,000 and one of the great American illustrated books of the 20th century. Rockwell Kent was given complete freedom to design and illustrate the three-volume set. The resulting work has been hailed as a masterpiece of 20th-century book illustration and credited with reviving public interest in this difficult novel. Kent’s magnum opus.

Condition of the book: An unrestored copy of this work that would benefit from some professional attention with the following points worthy of note:

Volume 1

There are some marks on the front words, the spine is rubbed with the cloth fraying at the head and tail. The front internal joint is fraying. The final two pages have some insect damage.

Volume 2

Spine is worn with fraying of the cloth at the head and tail. A vert small number of pages have some staining (affecting neither text not images).

Volume 3

Head and tail of spine are frayed. There is an extensive damp stain on the upper -outer aspect of a number of pages, which again does not affect any text or images.

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