Duodecimoes from Moby-Dick; or The Whale by Hermann Melville. Hermann Melville.
Duodecimoes from Moby-Dick; or The Whale by Hermann Melville.
Duodecimoes from Moby-Dick; or The Whale by Hermann Melville.
Duodecimoes from Moby-Dick; or The Whale by Hermann Melville.
(King Library Press)

Duodecimoes from Moby-Dick; or The Whale by Hermann Melville.

Lexington, KY: King Library Press, The Miniature Book Society, 2010. (20)pp. Produced in conjunction with a workshop for members of the Miniature Book Society held at the King Library Press during the 2010 MBS Grand Conclave in Lexington, Kentucky. The text is a selection from the cetology included in Moby-Dick, which classifies whales by size using bookbinding terms. This miniature duodecimo book fittingly excerpts the section on "duodecimo" whales - the Huzza Porpoise, Algerine Porpoise, and the Mealy-mouthed Porpoise - which are all typically about four to five feet in length. Illustrated with a frontispiece of a whaling ship, and three images of the three types of whales. Bound in black wrappers with a tab and slot; title and image of a harpoon in gilt to upper cover. Very fine. (2 1/4 by 3 inches; 52x76mm). Item #27558

Price: $175.00

More Items in: Miniature Books
By This Author: