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Moby Dick or the Whale

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photomechanical relief prints

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


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


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


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