Tan boards with brown stamped lettering are rubbed at corners and spine ends. Red block top has water stain. Inscription at FFEP dated to 1941. Pastedown torn at front hinge showing mesh. Interior tanned. Back hinge cracked. Dust jacket in good vintage condition, chipped at spine ends and edges.
Book Dimensions: Approx. 8 – 1/8” L x 5 – ½” W x 1 – ½” D
THE CLASSIC TALE OF MAN & FISH
Pen and ink illustrations by Alfred Staten Conyers
Original Dust Jacket in Good Vintage Condition!
Early Collectible Edition
Various editions used as an educational textbook for decades in many American schools
Great for reading traditional bedtime stories to children
Great reading and learning material on the classics for any age
From Inside Front Cover:
‘It’s a white whale, I say!’ yelled grim, one-legged Captain Ahab. ‘A white whale! Skin your eyes for him, men; look sharp for white water; if ye see but a bubble, sing out!’
‘That must be the same that some call Moby Dick,’ said Tashtego, the Indian.
‘Aye, aye,’ shouted the captain, ‘it was Moby Dick that dismasted me; Moby Dick that brought me to this dead stump I stand on now. Aye, and I’ll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round perdition’s flames till he spouts black blood and rolls fin out! That is what ye have shipped for, men!’ Ahab told the motley crowd that made up his crew, as they set out to wreak the captain’s vengeance on the sea monster that had crippled him in a former fight.
Filled with hatred, and armed with a harpoon barbed with finest steel and tempered in the blood of pagans, the captain directed the search for the white whale.
Generations of adventure-lovers have thrilled to the stirring tale of the fight between Moby Dick and the captain’s crew, with its dramatic conclusion.
II THE CARPET-BAG
III THE SPOUTER-INN
IV THE COUNTERPANE
V THE STREET
VI A BOSOM FRIEND
XI THE SHIP
XII THE RAMADAN
XIII HIS MARK
XIV THE PROPHET
XV ALL ASTIR
XVI GONE ABORD
XVII MERRY CHRISTMAS
XVIII KNIGHTS AND SQUIRES
XX ENTER AHAB; TO HIM, STUBB
XXI THE MASTHEAD
XXII THE QUARTER-DECK
XXIII MOBY DICK
XXV THE CHART
XXVI THE MAT-MAKER
XXVII THE FIRST LOWERING
XXVIII AHAB’S BOAT AND CREW. FEDALLAH
XXIX THE SPIRIT-SPOUT
XXX THE ALBATROSS
XXXII THE LINE
XXXIII STUBB KILLS A WHALE
XXXIV THE DART AND THE CROTCH
XXXV STUBB’S SUPPER
XXXVI CUTTIN IN
XXXVII THE BLANKET
XXXVIII THE SPHYNX
XXXIX STUBB AND FLASK KILL A RIGHT WHALE; AND THEN HAVE A TALK OVER HIM
XL THE SPERM WHALE’S HEAD-CONTRASTED VIEW
XLI THE RIGHT WHALE’S HEAD-CONTRASTED VIEW
XLII THE BATTERING-RAM
XLIII THE GREAT HEIDELBURGH TUN
XLIV THE PEQUOD MEETS THE VIRGIN
XLV THE GRAND ARMADA
XLVI THE PEQUOD MEETS THE ROSE-BUD
XLVII THE CASTAWAY
XLVIII THE TRY-WORKS
XLIX STOWING DOWN AND CLEARING UP
L LEG AND ARM
LI AHAB’S LEG
LII AHAB AND STARBUCK IN THE CABIN
LIII QUEEQUEG IN HIS COFFIN
LIV THE PACIFIC
LV THE FORGE
LVI THE PEQUOD MEETS THE BACHELOR
LVII THE DYING WHALE
LVIII THE WHALE WATCH
LIX THE QUADRANT
LX THE CANDLES
LXI THE MUSKET
LXII THE NEEDLE
LXIII THE LOG AND LINE
LXIV THE LIFE-BUOY
LXV THE PEQUOD MEETS THE RACHEL
LXVI THE HAT
LXVII THE PEQUOD MEETS THE DELIGHT
LXVIII THE SYMPHONY
LXIX THE CHASE-FIRST DAY
LXX THE CHASE-SECOND DAY
LXXI THE CHASE-THIRD DAY
Coffin? – Sprouter? – Rather ominous in that particular connection, thought I.
As we were going along, the people stared; not at Queequeg so much, but at seeing him and me upon such confidential terms.
‘There she blows! there! there! there! she blows! she blows!’
Just as fast as it is thus peeled off, and indeed by that very act itself, it is all the time being hoisted higher and higher aloft.
The wind now dying away, word was passed to spring to the boats.
And Ahab, he too was standing on his quarter-deck, shaggy and black, with stubborn gloom.
Ahab’s boat was central; and cheering his men, he told them he would take the whale.