"Historically, the two great typographical edifices of West Coast printing are the Grabhorn "Leaves of Grass and the Nash "Divine Comedy. Now the Arion Press "Moby Dick takes its place beside them. . .It is the textual weft of hand composition that forms the chief glory of this work. Hoyem seems to have found the perfect measure to accommodate text to type. We turn page after page of matchless composition. . .as the magical result. I would venture the opinion that this constitutes a feat of modern craftsmanship unexcelled in modern printing."--"Fine PrintFrom the Publisher:
The Arion Press "Moby-Dick, " published in 1979 in a limited edition of 250 copies, has been hailed as a modern masterpiece of bookmaking. It was hand set under the supervision of one of America's finest book designers and printers. The initial letters that begin each chapter were designed especially for this book and christened "Leviathan." The illustrations, of places, creatures, objects or tools, and processes connected with nineteenth-century whaling, are original boxwood engravings by Massachusetts artist Barry Moser. The text of "Moby-Dick" used in this edition is based on that used in the critical edition of Melville's works published by the Northwestern University Press and the Newberry Library. Now this magnificently typeset and illustrated edition of the great American novel is available for all lovers of beautiful books. This luxurious edition of "Moby Dick" is limited to 750 numbered copies. It is bound in cloth and slipcased in a cloth-covered box. The text is printed in two colors throughout on a 75-pound beautifully textured paper.
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Descripción University of California Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0520045491 Fontis page loosened along spine, otherwise a very good copy. In sturdy slipcase. Extra postage required for shipment abroad. Please contact me if you require further information, scans e.t.c. Dispatched within 2 business days. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0520045491Z2
Descripción University of California Press, 1981. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0520045491 0520045491 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Deluxe edition, one of 750 copies, in slipcase. A facsimile of the Arion Press Moby Dick. Very good copy in very good slipcase. Stated First Printing. Nº de ref. de la librería 78152
Descripción University of California Press, Berkeley, 1981. Hard cover. Moser, Barry Ilustrador. Deluxe. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 600 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. First Printing of the Deluxe University of California Press edition, Limited to 750 copies. This edition is a facsimile reproduction of the edition designed by Andrew Hoyem, printed and published by the Arion Press in 1979. For that edition the type was handset Goudy Modern. The illustrations were drawn and engraved by Barry Moser. Those pages were photographed for reproduction in the University of California Press edition with the printing being done at The Kingsport Press; The present printing is the result of consultation between Hoyem and the University of California Press, which has also had a tradition of significant printing. In cooperation, the two presses have devised a page with handsome dimensions, a page that, though smaller than the original, is still generous and suitable to the scope of the text. The text is the first to use the careful editorial work of three leading scholars of Melville's writings-Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle-prepared for publication as part of the fifteen-volume definitive edition issued under the auspices of the Northwestern University Press and The Newberry Library. Fine in fine slipcase. Blue cloth with titling stamped in silver on spine, in original blue cloth slipcase. Nº de ref. de la librería Alibris.0005212
Descripción University of California Press 1981-11-19, 1981. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. Deluxe. 0520045491. Nº de ref. de la librería 671244