1930 Rare Book - Moby Dick or The White Whale by Herman Melville, illustrated by Mead Schaeffer
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 : Very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean)
Illustrations : Illustrated with with 12 beautiful colour plates by Mead Schaeffer tipped-in with covering guard pages (including frontis.). Coloured pictorial endpapers.
Estimate : (USD 300 - USD 400)
The book : Rare and Very Nice edition of Moby Dick published by Hodder and Stoughton and illustrated by by Mead Schaeffer.
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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1930 Rare Book - Moby Dick or The White Whale by Herman Melville, illustrated by Mead Schaeffer Price List