This is another Folio limited edition. It is limited to 1750 copies and this edition is number 9. Bound in leather and illustrated by Rockwell Kent.
I must admit that I have never finished this novel. I am a fan of descriptive writing but this almost feels like an instruction manual on whale hunting. Apologies to fans of the book.
Here is a synopsis -
So Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. In part, Moby-Dick is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopaedia of whaling lore and legend, the book can be seen as part of its author's lifelong meditation on America. Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, Moby-Dick is also a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.