This is a very good copy, bound in genuine leather. Easton Press Collectors Edition 1977. PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION as this copy is being generously offered on sale due to two minor issues. this fine binding from Easton Press is as you would expect. Bound in genuine black leather it features gold design of Moby Dick along with gold title/author lettering. Hubbed spine with page edges tipped in gold. NOTE: along the top outer edge the gold tipping is flaking off (see photos). Inside the front cover is previous owners name plate, (see photo). Otherwise this copy is crisp and clean inside with no other markings seen. The page paper is archival acid neutral paper to preserve integrity and quality. Vellum endpapers and Smyth sewn binding along with attached satin bookmark add to the fine binding. Royal octavo book size or 7" x 10" with 615 pages including Epilogue.
This edition of Moby Dick from Easton Press features fine illustrations from Boardman Robinson in both full color and black and white. The classic tale is presented as one of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written in Collectors Edition. It is a fine addition to any literary library and a classic literary great. Written in 1851, Moby Dick by Herman Melville is the sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsession of Captain Ahab for revenge against Moby Dick, the giant white whale. First published in three volumes, it was later the same year published in a single volume. Metaphors abound in the novel and literary scholars have long dissected the novel for its rich interpretations. It will forever remain a favorite classic and one of the greatest novels ever written.
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