1923 Rare Edition - MOBY DICK or The White Whale by Herman Melville illustrated by Mead Schaeffer.
Author: Melville, Herman.
Title: MOBY DICK or THE WHITE WHALE.
Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1923.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9.5 " X 7.5 ".
Pages: 540 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full black cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, gilt on spine faded - as shown, top of spine slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 12 very beautiful full-page color plates by Mead Schaeffer. Colored pictorial endpapers.
The book: Rare and Very attractive edition of Moby Dick published by Dodd, Mead and Company and illustrated by Mead Schaeffer. A rare find in such a nice 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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