1930 Scarce 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 : London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, no date [circa 1930].
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: 540 pages.
Binding: Very attractive and 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, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, ex-libris of Henry Stuart Maclean Jack on the first endpaper made by the famous English etcher George William Eve - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 12 very beautiful color plates by Mead Schaeffer tipped-in with covering guard pages (including frontispiece). Colored pictorial endpapers.
Estimate : (USD 500 - USD 700)
The book: Scarce and Very attractive edition of Moby Dick published by Hodder and Stoughton and illustrated by Mead Schaeffer. 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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1930 Scarce Edition - MOBY DICK or The White Whale by Herman Melville illustrated by Mead Schaeffer. Price List