Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Random House 1930
First trade Rockwell Kent illustrated edition. This famous illustrated version of Melville’s Magnum Opus first appeared as a three volume limited edition.
8vo., original decorative cloth (without dust wrapper). Illustrated throughout by Rockwell Kent. Slight rubbing to cloth otherwise a very good copy.
Rockwell Kent’s drawings for Moby Dick, or The Whale, completed for the 1930 edition of Herman Melville’s famous novel, are considered to be among his greatest artistic achievements. His background as a draughtsman and his love of maritime travel and adventure made him particularly well suited to take on the illustrations. In preparation for the project, the artist spent time researching whaling lore and visiting whaling museums