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Moby Dick or the Whale

1930
Illustrated by Rockwell Kent (American, 1882–1971), Author Herman Melville (American, 1819–1891), Publisher Random House (American, founded in 1927), Printer Lakeside Press (American, 20th century)


Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA

Dimensions

Overall: 18.6 x 14.6 x 5 cm (7 5/16 x 5 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2047

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photomechanical relief prints

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(New York: Random House, 1930) Octavo; xxxi, 822 pp. [3 ff.]; original publisher’s silver-gilt black cloth, pictorial dust wrapper.

Literary illustrations.


New York: Random House, 1930

Provenance

Acquired in 1930 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent

Copyright

By permission of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Plattsburgh College Foundation, Rockwell Kent Gallery and Collection.