1943 Fine BAYNTUN Binding - MOBY DICK or The Whale by Melville, illustrated by Boardman Robinson.
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Author: Melville, Herman. (Boardman Robinson, illustrator).
Title: MOBY DICK or THE WHALE.
Publisher: New York, Heritage Press, 1943. First one volume illustrated edition by Boardman Robinson.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5 " X 6.5 ".
Pages: xxi-615 pages.
Binding: Attractive and fine binding by Bayntun finely bound in polished green morocco leather, the covers tooled in gilt with a double fillet border. The spine divided into six panels with raised bands and double gilt compartments, lettered in the second and fourth on navy and red goatskin labels, the others with a ship at the center, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with a gilt decorated roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. (Hinges fine). Under a protective removable mylar cover. An exquisite and beautiful binding!
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight and clean).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful color and black&white illustrations by Boardman Robinson.
The book: Rare and Very attractive edition of Moby Dick illustrated by Boardman Robinson in an exquisite fine Bayntun binding!
The illustrator: Boardman Michael Robinson (1876–1952) was a Canadian-American painter, illustrator and cartoonist. He illustrated several books, among them editions of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass (1921), Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov (1933), Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology (1941), and Herman Melville's Moby Dick (1943).
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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