An epic tale of the conflict between man and his fate. Captain Ahab's obsessive quest to destroy the great white whale that tore off his leg leads the "Pequod" and its crew to disaster. Publisher Reader’s Digest, London; 1996.
Fine slipcase. Limited Edition of 1,750 numbered copies of which this is number 762. Each copy numbered by hand on a special limitation page. Bound in leather, blocked in white and silver with a design based on one of Rockwell Kent's illustrations.
Illustrated by J. William Myers. His best known works include Typee, a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick. The Piazza Tales is a collection of six short stories.
Titles: Omoo, White Jacket and Typee. These are most charming hardbacks, firm and complete. Boards are tanned, with rubbing to extremities as seen on photos. Pages are tanned, gently used, free of annotations or markings.
It all begins with a letter. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves. A Polar wind blows through it, and birds of prey hover over it.".