Moby Dick Or, The Whale [SIGNED BY NEIMAN & COUSTEAU]
The Artist's Limited Edition
Melville, Herman, LeRoy Neiman(illus.)
1/1500. Folio. xi, 275pp. 24 karate gold-stamped hand-bound full morocco. Binding by George Wieck. Minor scuffing to back board. Raised bands. Ribbon marker. Book rests in original tan cloth slipcase. Bit of musty odor. Illustrated with 12 reproductions of double-page color paintings by LeRoy Neiman plus a signed frontispiece serigraph of the same. Preface by, and with signature of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Printed on rag paper. Includes the rare Prospectus. 4 pages (folio) & 8 page octavo Prospectus booklet in tan folder. Some creasing and minor staining to folder. Booklet is in stapled green wraps. Bottom corner of back cover creased, otherwise fine. Includes 2 letters & a leather sample of the binding in a small glassine sleeve. 1) News Release to the Brand Library Art Center in Glendale, CA, dated January 1976. 2) Signed letter by the publisher Steven J. Abramson to the Glendale Public Library, dated September 5, 1976. Slipcase in very good, book in fine condition. A stunning edition of this classic.
Book ID: 18456