First UK edition with these illustrations. Beautifully bound in full black leather with titles in gilt to the upper board and spine. Hand sewn endbands. All edges gilt. With 272 woodcut illustrations throughout the text by Rockwell Kent. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Housed in a bespoke black cloth, wool lined solander case with titles in gilt on the spine.
A classic of modern book illustration and the most collectable edition of Melville's tale, after the first edition.
Stock code: 20559