1923 Scarce Book - MOBY DICK or The White Whale by Herman Melville. First Edition illustrated by Mead Schaeffer.
Author: Herman Melville. Mead Schaeffer, illustrator.
Title: MOBY DICK or THE WHITE WHALE.
Publisher: London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, no date (1923). First Edition illustrated by Mead Schaeffer.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: 540 pages.
Binding: Very attractive and very good original gilt decorated full-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, toning to endpapers - as shown, name of a previous 1923 owner on the half-title page - 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 600 - USD 700)
The book: A scarce and very attractive 1923 first edition of "Moby Dick or The White Whale" illustrated by Mead Schaeffer, published by Hodder and Stoughton. This edition is renowned for its stunning illustrations by Schaeffer, which vividly bring to life the epic tale of Captain Ahab and the elusive white whale. The quality of the illustrations, along with the well-preserved binding and content, makes this edition a rare and valuable find for collectors and admirers of Melville’s work.
The author: Herman Melville (1819–1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His contributions to literature, particularly "Moby Dick," which is now considered one of the greatest novels in the English language, were not fully recognized until well after his death. His exploration of psychological and metaphysical themes in "Moby Dick" has left a lasting impact on literature.
The illustrator: Mead Schaeffer (1898–1980) was an American artist and illustrator renowned for his vivid and dynamic illustrations that graced the pages of classic literature. His work in this edition of "Moby Dick" is particularly notable for its dramatic portrayal of the sea, the whale, and the obsessive quest of Captain Ahab. Schaeffer's ability to capture the intense emotions and the atmospheric settings of the novel in his illustrations has contributed significantly to the visual interpretation of Melville's masterpiece.
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