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KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman.
Moby Dick or The Whale. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent.
New York: The Modern Library, Random House, c.1950. New York: The Modern Library, Random House,, c.1950. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Octavo (201 x 133 mm). Later 20th-century blue crushed morocco by the Harcourt Bindery, spine lettered in gilt with gilt motifs to compartments, covers panelled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With black and white illustrations by Rockwell Kent throughout. Ever so slightly rolled, else a fine copy. A handsomely bound copy of The Modern Library's edition of Kent's Moby Dick, first published in 1930. Kent's imagining of Melville's classic has been hailed as a masterpiece of 20th-century book illustration, and has been credited with reviving public interest in a sublime but difficult novel.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]

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