1931 Rare Book - Moby Dick or The White Whale by Herman Melville, illustrated by Anton Otto Fischer.
Author : Melville, Herman. (introduction by William McFee, Notes by M.D. Holmes).
Title : MOBY DICK or THE WHITE WHALE.
Publisher : Chicago: The John C. Winston Company, no date (circa 1931).
Language : Text in English.
Size : 9 " X 6.5 ".
Pages : 414 pages.
Binding : Very good pictorial 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, exlibris of a previous owner - Kent Armstrong - on the back of the first endpaper).
Illustrations : Illustrated with 4 full page color plates by Anton Otto Fischer.
The book : Nice edition of Moby Dick published by C. Winston and illustrated by Anton Otto Fischer.Anton Otto Fischer (February 23, 1882 – March 26, 1962) who was an illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post.
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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