September 23, 2021 10:00 EDT

Books and Manuscripts

 
  Lot 38
 

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[Children's & Illustrated] [Kent, Rockwell] Melville, Herman
Moby Dick or the Whale

Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. In three volumes. First Kent edition, one of 1,000 copies printed. 4to. Profusely illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Original full black cloth, stamped in silver, beveled edges, spines faded, boards variously rubbed, scattered small patches of dampstaining on spines; top edges stained black, other edges untrimmed; lacking glassines, and aluminum slip case. The Artist & the Book 140

A handsome set of Kent's magnum opus.

Sold for $3,528
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000


 

Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. In three volumes. First Kent edition, one of 1,000 copies printed. 4to. Profusely illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Original full black cloth, stamped in silver, beveled edges, spines faded, boards variously rubbed, scattered small patches of dampstaining on spines; top edges stained black, other edges untrimmed; lacking glassines, and aluminum slip case. The Artist & the Book 140

A handsome set of Kent's magnum opus.

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