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Moby Dick by  Rockwell [Illustrations]  Herman; Kent - First Edition Thus - 1930 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140938372)

Moby Dick

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Moby Dick

by Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrations]

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  • near fine
  • Signed
Condition
Near Fine/Very Good
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About This Item

New York: The Lakeside Press, 1930. First Edition Thus. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition thus, limited to 1,000 copies. Three volumes in publisher's acetate jackets, in aluminum slipcase. Presentation copy signed by Rockwell Kent on the front free end paper of Volume I, "Inscribed with affectionate friendship to Putzie - Rockwell Kent, 1950." Volumes II and III bear Rockwell Kent-illustrated bookplates of Marie Luise Hinrichs. Near Fine. Narrow strips of sunning to spine cloth at ends, light rubbing to cloth at extremities and light abrasions to black topstains. Pages toned and with offsetting from illustrations. Acetate wrappers are wrinkled and shrunken with age, as is typical, and show a bit of chipping and edge wear, with some separation starting between the acetate and a paper flap on both volumes II and III; acetate on volume II with light staining. Aluminum slipcase is lightly worn, bumped at top and bottom edge. A stunning presentation copy, inscribed by Kent, and with bookplates designed by him as well.

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Details

Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
140938372
Title
Moby Dick
Author
Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrations]
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition Thus
Publisher
The Lakeside Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1930
Keywords
Machine Age, Book Design
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;
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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
inscribed
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First Edition
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Cloth
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wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback.  Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...[more]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...[more]
fine
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spine
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