Monday, January 31, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Boardman Robinson, born in Nova Scotia, lived from 1876 to 1952, was an illustrator, muralist and cartoonist.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Raymond Bishop illustration of Ahab.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Ahab, ready to strike.
MOBY DICK. Melville, Herman; Saalfield Publishing Co; NY; 1931. Hardcover with no jacket. Edge wear and surface rubbing; pages tanned, tightly bound.
Cover : Green Cloth 6 x 8 1?4
Spine not marked ILLUSTRATED and line
1 5/8 thick
Frontice Illustration by C Lawson
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
In 1900 Arthur J. Saalfield founded Saalfield Publishing Company in Akron, Ohio, which from that date to 1977 published children's books.
Here are 5 copies of Saalfield Moby-Dick's, all Identical with the exception of size and color of the binding.
For later inclusion I am preparing a series of posts of the various illustrations of Ahab.
Friday, January 14, 2011
A bit of information about solar flares.
"In modern times, the largest solar flare measured with instruments occurred on November 4, 2003 (initially measured at X28 and later upgraded to X45). Other large solar flares also occurred on April 2, 2001 (X20), October 28, 2003 (X17) and September 7, 2005 (X17). In 1989, during former solar cycle 22 two large flares occurred in March, 6 (X15) and August, 16 (X20) causing disruptions in electric grids and computer systems. A complete list is available at http://www.spaceweather.com/solarflares/topflares.html"
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
The Collection has 3 copies of the 1947 Oxford Moby-Dick. This is the paper back copy, there also are two hard back copies, one is the delux edition.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Researching the St. Botolph Society revealed from their website that under "temporary chairmanship of John Quincy Adams, the name of St. Botolph Club was chosen, after the VIIth century abbot around whose monastery in the fens of East Anglia Botolph's Town, later corrupted to Boston, sprang up. Botolph became patron saint of Boston, England and his spirit latterly migrated to the new city in Puritan New England. He was known for his kindly spirit and good humor."
This volume is marked with a copyright to Elizabeth S. Melville and the date 1892. This copy is the eighth impression, Feb, 1922. Printed in Boston by C. H. Simonds .
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Try and type in the google box: Chinese Edition of Moby-Dick. You will find its pretty much of a dead end. Actually, go to EBAY or ABE BOOKS and try to search for Moby-Dick in Chinese... doesn't really work.
Monday, January 3, 2011
#71 is the 1999 graphic novel from Scholastic, part of the READ 180 series.
However, how could I turn this gift down? It was a Christmas gift from Sasha Schlegel my soon to be daughter in law. Special!
The acquisition of this edition was a quest in itself.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
#29, the 1933 Albert and Charles Boni, Inc. illustrated edition.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Distinguished Teaching Professor Hugh MacLean's personal copy of Moby-Dick.
Professor MacLean taught English at the University at Albany from 1963 to 1986. On the inside right cover is the following notation under his signature: "realized in Toronto February 1949", with the price of 2.56 in the top right, presumably Canadian. A biography of Professor MacLean, notes that he graduated from Princeton in 1940 and earned a master's degree and doctorate in English after the war at the University of Toronto, so this is his doctorate copy!
The book is riddled with underlining and notations. A sample: God in the whale: pgs 271, 315,170,469 and 46. Also, intriguingly, on the inside back cover he lists the 9 other ship mentioned in the book and the pages of the listing, with a note on each on how that ship relates to Moby-Dick.
Professor MacLean's published work Edmund Spenser