1930 Rare Book - Moby Dick or The White Whale by Herman Melville, illustrated by Mead Schaeffer


$130 USD


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Author : Melville, Herman
Title : MOBY DICK or THE WHITE WHALE
Publisher : London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, no date [circa 1930].
Language : Text in English
Size : 9 " X 7 "
Pages : 540 pages
Binding : Good and attractive full decorated cloth binding (head and tail of spine slightly worn - as shown, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing on first and last pages, stamp with erased name of a previous onwer on first endpaper)
Illustrations : Illustrated with the beautiful 12 colour plates by Mead Schaeffer tipped-in with covering guard pages (including frontis). All in very good condition.  Coloured pictorial endpapers.

Estimate : (USD 150 - USD 425)


The book : Rare and attractive illustrated edition of Moby Dick published by Hodder and Stoughton.

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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