1931 Rare Book - Moby Dick or The Whale by Herman Melville illustrated by Alfred Staten Conyers.
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Title: MOBY DICK or THE WHALE.
Publisher: Akron, Ohio, The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1931. First illustrated edition by Alfred Staten Conyers.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 309 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn soiled and scuffed - as shown) in a good dust jacket (small tears and chips - has shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (tight and clean, usual toning to pages - has shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece and the 6 full-page illustrations by Alfred Staten Conyers.
The book: Rare edition of Moby Dick published in Ohio by The Saalfield Publishing Company and illustrated for the first time by Alfred Staten Conyers.
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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