Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 412

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(KENT, ROCKWELL.) Melville, Herman. Moby Dick, or, The Whale. 3 volumes. Illustrated profusely by Kent. Large 4to, publisher's silver-stamped black cloth over beveled boards; original acetate dust jackets with parchment flaps, spine panels tanned with minor chipping to ends, closed tear; partly unopened, only occasional light offsetting from illustrations to facing pages; original aluminum slipcase. Limited edition, one of 1000 unnumbered sets. Presentation copy, inscribed by Kent "To / Eleanor Netten / by / Rockwell Kent [flourish beneath]" in pencil (lightly smudged) on front free endpaper of first volume. Superb copy retaining all elements. The Artist and the Book 140. Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930