1922 Rare Book - MOBY DICK or The White Whale by Herman Melville illustrated by Augustus Burnham Shute.
Author: Melville, Herman. (Illustrator, Augustus Burnham Shute).
Title: MOBY DICK or THE WHITE WHALE.
Publisher: Boston, The St Botolph Society, 1922.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: xii-545 pages + publisher's catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and very good full blue cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, light and small bump on the lower edge of rear cover - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown, bookplate of a previous 1926 owner on the first endpaper).
Illustrations: Complete with the 4 very nice full-page plates by Augustus Burnham Shute (1851–1906).
The book: Rare and Very attractive edition of Moby Dick published by The St. Botolph Society and illustrated by Augustus Burnham Shute. A rare find in any condition!
The author: Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best-known works include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851). His work was almost forgotten during his last thirty years. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. He developed a complex, baroque style: the vocabulary is rich and original, a strong sense of rhythm infuses the elaborate sentences, the imagery is often mystical or ironic, and the abundance of allusion extends to biblical scripture, myth, philosophy, literature, and the visual arts.
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