1925 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, 1925. Eleventh printing, March 1925 (stated).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8" X 5.5".
Pages: xii-545 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and near fine original full blue cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) in a scarce original good dust jacket (small chips and close tears - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight and clean - as shown, small bookseller stamp on the last endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 4 very nice full-page plates by Augustus Burnham Shute (1851–1906).
The book: Scarce in the original dust jacket and very attractive edition of Moby Dick published by The St. Botolph Society and illustrated by Augustus Burnham Shute.
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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