[Book]. Moby Dick; Or, the Whale. Barry Moser.
[Book]. Moby Dick; Or, the Whale.
[Book]. Moby Dick; Or, the Whale.

[Book]. Moby Dick; Or, the Whale.

San Francisco: Arion Press, 1979. Moser, Barry. Folio. xvi, 577pp. One of 265 copies. Hand-set in Goudy Modern, with initial letters printed in blue at the start of each of 135 chapters in Leviathan Capitals, a special alphabet designed for the purpose. Printed on Barcham Green's handmade paper, which has a bluish cast and is unusually soft to the hand. Barry Moser's carefully researched wood engravings were intended to provide "informative depictions of subjects mentioned by Melville: places, creatures, objects or tools, and processes used in the whaling industry," thus leaving "the Pequod, Ahab, and Moby-Dick described only by Melville's words." The book went into production more than ten years after Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem began planning it, and more than five years after the first experimental pages were printed. Bound in full blue morocco with silver titling on the spine. Housed in a blue linen slipcase. Scant expected toning to margins of endpapers, minimal sunning to spine, slipcase rather faded. Near fine. Prospectus laid in. Item #29111

Price: $17,500.00