Moby Dick (Inscribed by Kent)

Moby Dick (Inscribed by Kent). Rockwell Kent, Herman Melville.
Moby Dick (Inscribed by Kent)
Moby Dick (Inscribed by Kent)
Moby Dick (Inscribed by Kent)
Moby Dick (Inscribed by Kent)
Moby Dick (Inscribed by Kent)
Moby Dick (Inscribed by Kent)
Moby Dick (Inscribed by Kent)
Moby Dick (Inscribed by Kent)
Moby Dick (Inscribed by Kent)
Moby Dick (Inscribed by Kent)
"Whale in a pail" with an early inscription by Kent
Moby Dick (Inscribed by Kent)

Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. First edition thus. One of 1000 copies of Kent's illustration masterwork. Signed by Kent on the front endpaper: "Inscribed for Clifford B. Kimberly by Rockwell Kent Kansas City 1933." The books would be Near Fine, clean and sharp with just a touch of discoloration to the spines and light rubbing to the boards, but for a dampstain affecting the margins throughout. Many leaves with a faint dampstain, some leaves with more pronounced outlines. Lacking the original glassine jackets, but housed in the original aluminum slipcase which is Very Good+ to Near Fine on account of some scratches to the sides.

One of the most famous illustrated books of the 20th century and a towering example of Rockwell Kent's art. Published on fine rag-paper in a large format (pages about 8 3/8 x 11 1/2 inches) and in three volumes. With the full complement of 280 woodcut illustrations, eight more than the trade edition. From James B. Rankin's distinguished collection, a part of which is now housed at Princeton University. A book that is quite uncommon to find inscribed.
Very Good in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #2825)

Price: $8,500