Lot 69 of 253:
Greatest illustrated book of the 20th century  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$7,800
Estimate:
$6,000 - $9,000

Title:
Moby Dick or the Whale
Author:
Melville, Herman
Place:
Chicago
Publisher:
Lakeside Press
Date:
1930
Description:

Three volumes. Illustrated with 280 reproductions of pen, brush and ink drawings by Rockwell Kent. (4to) original black cloth stamped decoratively in silver, top edges stained black, original acetate jackets with paper flaps attached, housed in the original publisher's aluminum slipcase. First Rockwell Kent Illustrated Edition. One of 1000 sets printed under the supervision of William A. Kittredge for R. R. Donnelley & Sons.

Melville's classic novel of the sea with the magnificent renderings by Rockwell Kent. Includes the often-lacking original publisher's aluminum slipcase. Considered by many to be the greatest illustrated book of the 20th century. Rockwellkentiana p. 62. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear to slipcase; acetate jacket of first volumes with a chip to the spine and lacking the attached paper flap at the front; volumes with only slight wear, pages unopened; near fine.
 
Item number:
285685
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