First Edition Points and Criteria for Moby Dick (Illustrated by Rockwell Kent)

Year Published: 1930
Author Last Name: Melville
Author First Name: Herman
Publisher: Random House
Original Price:
Pages: 822

This is not the 1851 true first edition. Rather, this is the 1930 edition that was illustrated by Rockwell Kent. The first Rockwell Kent edition was a three volume set published by the Lakeside Press with acetate dust jackets in an aluminum slipcase. These range in value from $9,000 to $11,000.

Below are photos of the Rockwell Kent first trade edition which was published by Random House. These range in value from $150 to $1,500.

This is the first edition Lakeside Press three volume set which was limited to a printing
This is the first edition Lakeside Press three volume set which was limited to a printing of 1,000.

The limited Lakeside Press first edition was issued with an aluminum slipcase.
The limited Lakeside Press first edition was issued with an aluminum slipcase.

Each book in the limited first edition set has a roman volume numeral on the spine and on
Each book in the limited first edition set has a roman volume numeral on the spine and on the front board.

This is the Rockwell Kent first trade edition dust jacket.
This is the Rockwell Kent first trade edition dust jacket.

The copyright page from the Rockwell Kent first trade edition.
The copyright page from the Rockwell Kent first trade edition.

The title page from the Rockwell Kent first trade edition.
The title page from the Rockwell Kent first trade edition.

This is rear dust jacket of the Rockwell Kent first trade edition.
This is rear dust jacket of the Rockwell Kent first trade edition.

The Rockwell Kent first trade edition has black cloth with silver print and de
The Rockwell Kent first trade edition has black cloth with silver print and decorations.

The following illustrations are from the Rockwell Kent first trade edition.
The following illustrations are from the Rockwell Kent first trade edition.

Identification picture of Moby Dick (Illustrated by Rockwell Kent).

Identification picture of Moby Dick (Illustrated by Rockwell Kent).

Identification picture of Moby Dick (Illustrated by Rockwell Kent).

Identification picture of Moby Dick (Illustrated by Rockwell Kent).

Quick Search:

Search for other books in the FedPo database:

Book:



Market Value:

Use the pre-filled links below to find the market value of Moby Dick (Illustrated by Rockwell Kent). Remember that the dust jacket is an important part of any book, and so books without their original dust jackets typically have less value.

Book:


Abe Books, Passion for Books
Author:

Title:

Keywords:







Find Books, Save Up To 90% Alibris



Search by author:

by Title:

by Keyword or ISBN:









Popular on FEdPo:


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (U.S.)  Gone with the Wind  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (U.S.)  The Old Man and the Sea  The Color Purple  The News from Paraguay  The Grapes of Wrath  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (U.S.)  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (U.S.)  To Kill a Mockingbird  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (U.S.)  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  Gravity's Rainbow  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (U.S.)  The Underground Railroad  The Caine Mutiny  For Whom the Bell Tolls  Dune  The Catcher in the Rye  Invisible Man  Rabbit is Rich  The Shipping News  Them  Goodbye, Columbus  Twilight  The World According to Garp  The Yearling  The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter (U.S.)  From Here to Eternity  The Moviegoer  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (U.S.)  All the Pretty Horses  American Pastoral  Dog Soldiers  The Da Vinci Code  The Reivers  Scarlet Sister Mary  The Good Earth  Alice Adams  The Magnificent Ambersons  Ten North Frederick  Sabbath's Theatre  The Spectator Bird  Let the Great World Spin  The Good Lord Bird  The Fixer  The Stories of John Cheever  Ship Fever and Other Stories  Blood Tie  The Great Fire  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  Middle Passage  Morte D'Urban  World's Fair  Collected Stories of William Faulkner  Profiles In Courage  A Confederacy of Dunces  A Fable  The Road  The Corrections  White Noise  Shadow Country  In America  The Godfather  His Family  The Field of Vision  

Disclaimer: This website is intended to help guide you and give you insight into what to look for when identifying first editions. The information is compiled from the experience of reputable collectors and dealers in the industry. Gathering and updating information about these books is more an art than a science, and new identication criteria and points of issue are sometimes discovered that may contradict currently accepted identification points. This means that the information presented here may not always be 100% accurate.