First trade edition of Moby Dick or The Whale by Herman Melville, illustrated by Rockwell Kent.
Octavo, xxxi, , 822pp, . Black cloth, title in silver gilt, illustrations on cover and spine. Remainder mark on front endpaper from laid-in bookmark, clean text throughout, solid text block. Touch of spotting along top edge of text block. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, short closed tear along bottom edge of front panel at hinge, faint toning to spine, vibrant blue and black illustration. An overall beautiful example.