Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

"A Feat of Craftsmanship Unexcelled in Modern Printing"

[ARION PRESS]. [MOSER, Barry, illustrator]. MELVILLE, Herman. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1979.

Limited to 265 copies on Barcham Green handmade paper. Folio (15 x 10 inches; 381 x 254 mm). xv, [xvi blank], 576 [577] Epilogue, [1 blank,] [579] Colophon, [1 blank] pp. Typeset by Andrew Hoyem in 18 pt. Goudy Modern with Leviathan titling, designed especially for this book by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. Printed in black and blue on handmade Barcham Green paper bearing a whale watermark. With 100 wood-engravings by Barry Moser. Edited from the edition published by Northwestern University and the Newberry Library by Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle.

Publisher's full blue morocco, spine lettered in silver. A very fine copy in the original publisher's cloth slipcase of this exquisite production of Melville's classic tale. One of the most important and majestic private press books produced in America. Moser has said, "Moby-Dick was the project which broke more new ground for me than any other…"

"The printing commenced in March of 1978 and was completed in May of 1979" (Colophon).

"…a feat of craftsmanship unexcelled in modern printing." -William Everson, Fine Print.

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