New York: Random House, 1930. Rockwell Kent. First edition. First trade edition after the limited Lakeside Press edition. A Fine copy of the book in a Near Fine dust jacket. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown, otherwise a clean and unmarked copy. Dust jacket slightly toned on the spine, otherwise a superior example.
One of the most famous illustrated books of the twentieth century, and one of the most famous nineteenth century novels. Rockwell Kent's Moby Dick features the artist's striking interpretation of this epic tale of revenge, desire, friendship, and power. Like Melville, Kent was an artist and an adventurer whose wilderness experiences fueled artistic innovation. The prints that Kent created mirror the lushness and rawness of Melville's prose. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #3314)