The perfect holiday gift for that favorite avid reader. Herman Melville’s words literally jump off the page and onto your wall in our collection of “Moby Dick” inspired artwork.
This piece features a quote from The Pacific Chapter of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. This is the opening chapter of the book with the famous line "Call me Ishmael" a heavy opening setting the tone for the rest of the book.
We select strong, meaningful quotes for all the Book Plates, you will find yourself reading them over and over. The entire collection of quotes consists of nine. Such a great piece of literature to bring into your decor. It is the perfect fit obviously for nautical decor, but also for the literature lover.
Each bookplate is handcrafted. We print each on hand-painted wood, which is printed then with UV inks. Framed in beautiful reclaimed wood lath.
Available in three colors and two size options.
Color Options (use the pull-down menu to select)
- Navy Blue with White Lettering
- Grey with White Lettering
- White with Navy Blue Lettering
Size Options (use the pull-down menu to select)
-- Small 24"w x 33"h
-- Large 30"w x 40"h (Size Shown)
Loomings No. 1(Full Quote)
Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such upper hand of me, that requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off-then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword, I quietly take to the ship.
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