6. Moby-Dick, or The Whale by Herman Melville, with art by Barry Moser.

Moby-Dick, or The Whale by Herman Melville, illustrated with 100 wood engravings by Barry Moser, 1979.

William Everson wrote in Fine Print: "Historically, the two great typographical edifices of West Coast printing are the Grabhorn Leaves of Grass and the Nash Divine Comedy. Now the Arion Press Moby-Dick takes its place beside them. This constitutes a feat of craftsmanship unexcelled in modern printing." Trade editions in two reduced formats were published by the University of California Press in 1981.

Format: 15 by 10 inches, 594 pages. The type is handset Goudy Modern with Leviathan Titling, display capitals designed for this book. Printed in black and blue ink on dampened Barcham Green handmade paper, bearing a whale watermark, made specially for this edition. Bound in full blue Moroccan goatskin, contained in blue cloth slipcase. Edition of 250 copies, $1,000.00. Out of print.

Trade edition of the Arion Press edition, as designed by Andrew Hoyem and illustrated by Barry Moser, published by The University of California Press, hardcover, 577 pp. $70.00. Currently unavailable.

Moby-Dick title page

Moby-Dick text spread

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