The Rogue's Moon - Robert W. Chambers, Norman Price (illustrator) 1929 - D. Appleton & Company, New York - First Edition ‘He stood near the robbed till, drinking with some men-o’-war’s men, and cursing and damning and voicing a ferocious joy that Captain Death and his sea-rogues, at last, lay dead or taken every one.’

A fine copy. Censored upon publication for ‘radical content’, Chamber’s novel caused quite a stir due to its realistic portrayals of violent life on the high seas. Accompanied with all the trappings of danger, treasure, and romance, and featuring fictional debuts from some of the best known names in piracy, including Black-Beard, Captain Kidd, and Mary Read, the novel is profusely illustrated with seventeen full page colour illustrations by the great Norman Price.
  Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933) ‘An American artist and prolific author, who wrote stories to thrill, in many genres. Talented with historical romance, horror, science fiction and fantasy, Chambers penned stories that make readers wonder. Popular books include The King In Yellow (1895), which influenced the weird tales of fellow writer H.P. Lovecraft’.

Norman Price (
1877-1951): ‘Born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He was a powerful illustrator with all the educational trappings of a delicate and disciplined Royal Academician... he was a relatively unsung illustrator whose talents exceeded his fame. This was unfortunately probably due to his meticulous research, which enveloped him even more than creating the artwork itself. This compulsion and drive was at once an asset, and also ultimately, a debit’.

References:
American Illustration [web]. Public Bookshelf [web].

Octavo (24 x 18.5 cm). pp. xvii [1] 262 [1] [1 (publisher’s ad)] [2]]. In publisher’s red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt and black to spine and front panel gilt to front board, top edge of text block tinted red, pictorial endpapers.
  Condition: Fine   Ref: 108686   Price: HK$ 1,000