Moby Dick Or, The Whale: MOBY DICK OR THE WHALE

byHerman MelvilleIllustratorBarry Moser

August 16, 1983|
Moby Dick Or, The Whale: MOBY DICK OR THE WHALE by Herman Melville
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This trade edition of Moby-Dick is a reduced version of the Arion Press Moby-Dick, which was published in 1979 in a limited edition of 250 copies and has been hailed as a modern masterpiece of bookmaking. It was hand set under the supervision of one of America''s finest book designers and printers. The initial letters that begin each chapter were designed especially for this book and christened "Leviathan." The illustrations, of places, creatures, objects or tools, and processes connected with nineteenth-century whaling, are original boxwood engravings by Massachusetts artist Barry Moser. The text of Moby-Dick used in this edition is based on that used in the critical edition of Melville''s works published by the Northwestern University Press and the Newberry Library.

This reduced version is smaller in size than the Arion edition and the California deluxe edition, but it includes all of the original pages and illustrations. It is printed in black only throughout, and it is not slipcased.
Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was born into a seemingly secure, prosperous world, a descendant of prominent Dutch and English families long established in New York State. That security vanished when first, the family business failed, and then, two years later, in young Melville's thirteenth year, his father died...
Title:Moby Dick Or, The Whale: MOBY DICK OR THE WHALE
Product dimensions:608 pages, 10 X 6.75 X 1.7 in
Shipping dimensions:608 pages, 10 X 6.75 X 1.7 in
Published:August 16, 1983
Publisher:University of California Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780520045484

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