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Moby-Dick Or, the Whale

By Melville, Herman





Over a century and a half after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.


@greatwhitetale Call me Ishmael. You could call me something else if you want, but since that’s my name, it would make sense to call me Ishmael.

Captain obsessed with finding a whale called Moby Dick. Sounds like the meanest VD ever, if you ask me. Sorry. Old joke. Couldn’t resist.

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Moby Dick or, the Whale

Melville, Herman

Modern Library College Editions. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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$2,264.24

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Moby-Dick, or The Whale

MELVILLE, HERMAN

London: The Folio Society, 2009. First Folio Society edition in this format. A gorgeous presentation of a classic, bound in Wright's smooth grain leather blocked with a design based on an illustration by Rockwell Kent. Accompanied by the supplementary volume Moby Dick: A Commentary by Harold Beaver, in original black cloth. Both volumes presented together in a black cloth clamshell box measuring about 8" x 10.5" x 4". Numbered 206 of 1750 copies. A lovely edition, and very scarce. Additonal postage may be required.. Small quarto. 730; 306 pages. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of illustrations by Rockwell Kent.

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$1,250.00

Moby Dick Or, the Whale

Melville, Herman

New York: The Artist's Limited Editions. Fine. 1975. 1. Hardcover. Brown leather with gilt, 14x11. Beautiful copy, #1125/1500. Signed on frontispiece by LeRoy Neiman and at preface by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. In very sturdy slipcase that would be fine but for the foxing along and near the spine. Tiny amount of soil to textblock edge. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 270 pages; Signed by Author & Illustrator .

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$799.99

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Moby Dick or The Whale

Melville, Herman

New York: Random House, 1930. First Trade Edition. Very near fine in black cloth covered boards with silver colored text and decorations stamped on the spine and front board with minor, light foxing to the end sheets and two notes by a previous owner written in pencil at the top edge of the rear free end page. In a good+, unclipped dust jacket with the lower two inches of the spine area missing and with 1/4" chips from the upper corners of the spine area which is also well tanned. This is the frist trade edition after the publication of the three volume limited edition by the Lakeside Press (which is nicknamed "Moby Dick in a can"). Illustrated by Rockwell Kent with all of the same drawings which appeared in the limited edition. 822 pages plus the epilogue. A tight, attractive copy in the very uncommon dust jacket also designed and illustrated by Kent which does not mention the author's name.

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$700.00

Moby Dick or, The Whale (Famous Novels of the Sea)

Melville, Herman

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. HB. Decorative green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 12 mo, ix, [1], 492, xiv pp. Illustrated frontis and 3 other full-page plates by I. W. Taber. The second illustrated edition of Moby Dick, Tanselle, 11. No marks in book, binding tight. Blank rear endpaper creased. Covers show light edge wear, bump top of front cover, minor fraying top of spine. Uncommon 19th century edition of this important work of American fiction. Book condition VG-.

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$525.00

Moby-Dick or The Whale.

MELVILLE, Herman.

Franklin Center: Franklin, 1979. hardcover. fine. Illustrated with reproductions of nineteenth century whaling prints. Tall 8vo, rebound in full blue morocco. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, (1979). Fine.

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$450.00

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Moby Dick. Or, The Whale.

MELVILLE, Herman (1819-1891), [KENT, Rockwell, illustrator].

New York, NY: Random House, 1930.. First Rockwell Kent Illustrated Edition. Octavo; pp.xxxi, (1), 822, (3). Finely bound in recent half blue oasis morocco leather with gilt titles and gilt anchor tool to spine, cloth boards, top edge gilt. A lovely fine copy of this enduring tale, magnificently illustrated with numerous wood cuts by Rockwell Kent.

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$392.56

Moby Dick Or the Whale

Melville, Herman

New York: Garden City Publishing, 1937. Second Trade Edition. Hardcover. Rockwell Kent. 822pp. Blue cloth boards with gilt decorations to front cover and spine, gilt title to spine. This is Garden City's "De Luxe Edition," containing additional illustrations by Rockwell Kent not present in the first trade edition. Binding weak, soiling to page edges, else the book is very good. The dust jacket is good only; jacket is clipped, and shows significant chipping and wear, although the panels are largely intact. Scarce in jacket. Good in good dj. Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was an American artist whose career as an illustrator was cemented by the very successful black and white drawings he produced to illuminate "Moby Dick." His illustrations for the work were first published by the Lakeside Press in 1930, nearly eighty years after the initial publication of "Moby Dick." A gorgeous and evocative treatment of the most successful whaling novel of all time, well worth spending some time with.

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$300.00

Moby-Dick or The Whale.

MELVILLE, Herman.

Franklin Center: Franklin, 1974. hardcover. fine. Black and white illustrations. Tall 8vo, full gilt-stamped black leather, a.e.g. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1974. Fine. 100 Greatest Books of All Time series.

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$275.00

MOBY DICK Or The Whale

MELVILLE, Herman. Illustrated By Rockwell Kent

New York: Random House, 1930. Hard Cover. Very Good+. A Very Good+ hardback First Edition Thus Illustrated bound in black cloth with silver lettering and illustration spine and front cover. Mild scuffs to silver, minimal cover edge wear, owner bookplate front paste-down, stain lower corner edge. 12mo. xxxi, 822 pp.

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$265.00

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Moby Dick or the Whale

Melville, Herman

New York: Random House. Good with no dust jacket. 1930. First Thus. Hardcover. Black pictorial boards with silver imprint. Rubbed and bumped edges and corners with some wear on imprint. Light soil on boards and wrinkled spots on rear board. Light soil on edges and endpapers. Binding tight, clean interior. This was the trade edition of the classic novel that has reproductions of the Rockwell Kent drawings that appeared in a Lakeside Press three volume limited edition, also published in 1930. Some offsetting from the striking illustrations. Moby Dick, never an easy read, was popularized by these editions. ; B&W Illustrations; 7 1/4" x 5 1/2"; 822 pp .

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$260.00

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Moby-Dick or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)

Melville, Herman

Penguin Classics. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! International Shipping available. Good condition, used. Ships with Tracking Number. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. f

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$255.01

MOBY DICK OR THE WHALE

HERMAN MELVILLE

ST. BOTOLPH SOCIETY BOSTON. GOOD CONDITION. HARDCOVER. 8TH.

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$250.00

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Libhaber

Softcover. Brand New. “International Edition” - ISBN number and front cover may be different in rare cases but contents are same as the US edition. FOR MULTIPLE ORDERS AND EXPEDITE ORDERS, WE USE FEDEX/UPS/DHL SERVICE & RECEIVE FAST WITHIN 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS. No shipping to PO BOX, APO, FPO addresses. Kindly provide day time phone number in order to ensure smooth delivery. Printed in black & white in English language. Territorial restrictions may be printed on the book. We may ship from Asian regions for inventory purpose. 100% Customer satisfaction guaranteed! We use Fast Shipping via DHL/FEDEX/UPS

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$209.15

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Moby Dick or the Whale

Melville, Herman

New York: Random House. Very Good. 1930. Hardcover. First Trade Edition. Printed at The Lakeside Press. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. Text and illustrations clean and bright. Bumped at both ends of spine. All four corners bumped with small losses of cloth. Top page edges age darkened. Cloth on spine a little bit wavy. Bump to bottom edge of back board. Silver on spine slightly rubbed. Please see our photos. Ships same or next business day. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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$200.00

Moby-Dick or The Whale

Melville, Herman

Evanston, IL: Northewestern University Press, 1988. First Thus. Hardcover. Fine/fine. First Thus. Hardcover.

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$200.00

Moby-Dick, Or, the Whale

Herman Melville

Large Print Press, 2009-01-01. Paperback. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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$192.80

Moby Dick or the Whale

Melville Herman

London: Cassell Hardback. [1930]. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Some fading to spine but lettering clear. Gift inscription on front end-paper. One or two spots of edge foxing but internally clean. Pp.xxxi,822 + Epilogue. Numerous black and white illustrations. . First UK Trade Edition. Illus. by Rockwell Kent.

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$159.68

MOBY DICK or the Whale

MELVILLE, HERMAN

NY: MODERN LIBRARY GIANT G64, 1930. EARLY PRINTING, PUB. IN THE 1950'S, 362 TITLES, NICE, COLLECTABLE COPY!. HARDCOVER. FINE/VG. Illus. by ROCKWELL KENT.

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$149.00

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Moby Dick or The Whale

Melville Herman

Norwalk Connecticut: Easton Press, 1977. Book. Illus. by Robinson, Boardman. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ in. - 9¾ in.Tall. Slight weat to the gilt finish on the bottom edge. 615 pages Very good condition. Leather Bound. First Printing, accented in 22kt gold. Four ribs spine. Forward by Clifton Fadiman and illustrations by Boardman Robinson. Bookplate on front free endpaper. Moby-Dick is widely considered to be a Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to take revenge. In Moby-Dick, Melville employs stylized language, symbolism, and metaphor to explore numerous complex themes. Through the main character's journey, the concepts of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of gods are all examined as Ishmael speculates upon his personal beliefs and his place in the universe. The narrator's reflections, along with his descriptions of a sailor's life aboard a whaling ship, are woven into the narrative along with Shakespearean literary devices such as stage directions, extended soliloquies, and asides. The book portrays insecurity that is still seen today when it comes to non-human beings along with the belief that these beings understand and act like humans. The story is based on the actual events around the whaleship Essex, which was attacked by a sperm whale while at sea and sank..

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$145.00