Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, with Notes of a Sojourn on the Island of Zanzibar. to which is appended a Brief History of the Whale Fishery, Its Past and Present Condition. (The John Harvard Library)
by Browne, J. Ross; Seelye, John
27, xiii, 580 pp. 8vo. 1968 facsimile of 1846 original, with new introduction and a note on the text by John Seelye. The writings of a young journalist aboard a whaling vessel sailing out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, inspired by Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, and praised for its authenticity by Herman Melville, who used the original edition as a source while writing Moby Dick.
Keywords: WHALES WHALING WHALE FISHERY FISHERIES ZANZIBAR WHALERS NAUTICAL
Jacket spine faded. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1968. Reissue. Very Good/Very Good. (Inventory #: 2155365)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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