New York: Random House, 1930. First Trade Edition. Original cloth. 12 mo. 823 pp. Pen, brush and ink drawings by Rockwell Kent. Black cloth with silver lettering and decoration in publishers illustrated dustjacket. Near fine in very good dustjacket (chips & short closed tears to spine ends; some age toning; minor wear to extremities). Item #19065
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 drawings first appeared in the 3 volume limited edition published by The Lakeside Press in 1930. This trade edition presents 8 fewer drawings than published in the Lakeside Press edition.