New York: Random House, 1930. First edition. First trade edition after the limited Lakeside Press edition. A Fine copy of the book in a Near Fine dust jacket. Contemporary gift inscription on the front endpaper, otherwise a clean and unmarked copy. Dust jacket slightly toned on the spine, with several small chips to the corners and spine extremities, 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. (Item #3442)