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Russia: Mockba, 1965. Hard Cover. First Edition. Second Printing, 1966. 647 pp. 8vo. Only Russian Edition of Rockwell Kent's autobiography first published by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1955. Dust jacket has minor chips and tears, scuffing, now in mylar cover. Slight bumping to cover boards, minor soiling at edges. Inscription on first free endpaper and note on rear pastedown, both in Russian.
Filled with Kent's illustrations and reproductions of color paintings that supplement the text. A stunning work when it was published in 1955 in the United States. Republished in the Soviet Union in 1965, with the new Russian text working almost seamlessly with the original illustrations [Libman 2875]. It is an extremely rare edition with none appearing in library holdings via OCLC. Very.....
Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996/2002. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printings. xx, 941, xvii, 997 pp. 8vo. Light wear and scuffing to dust jackets of each volume, overall sunning to jacket of Volume 2, now in mylar covers. Previous owner's name in ink on the first free endpaper of Volume 1, clean within.
The definitive biography of the American author Herman Melville. Very Good / Very Good.