Moby Dick or the Whale
Author Herman Melville (American, 1819–1891), Illustrated by Rockwell Kent (American, 1882–1971), 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.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with photomechanical relief prints
Not On View
(New York: Random House, 1930) Octavo; xxxi, 822 pp. [3 ff.]; original publisher’s silver-gilt black cloth, pictorial dust wrapper.
New York: Random House, 1930
Acquired in 1930 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
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.