New Bedford, Massachusetts: The Old Dartmouth Historical Society / Whaling Museum, 1984. from a run of 600 copies. Hardcover. VG+. Oatmeal cloth/boards. Maroon leather title block on spine, with gold letters. 256 pp. with 332 bw illustrations. No dj. A history of whalecraft, primarily of the collection of the Whaling Museum in Massachusetts. Includes a chapter on Whalecraft and Whalecraft Manufacture, followed by 6 addtional chapters on various kinds of whalecraft (harpoons, guns, knives, spades, etc.). Four appendices list manufacturers, patents, a glossary, and the actual museum catalogue. WIth bw line drawings and bw archival photos. A wonderfully in-depth study of a sad but historic industry.
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