Whale Ships and Whaling: A Pictorial History of Whaling During Three Centuries, With an Account of the Whale Fishery in Colonial New England
by Dow, George Francis and Frank Wood
Salem, Massachusetts: Marine Research Society, 1925. Large paper edition. Hardcover. VG- (Average wear to binding edges; front hinge is loosening; plate pages and second half of book have some water damage to bottom corner; text and plates are clear; pages have minor aging overall.). Marbled boards with brown cloth spine, gilt letters on spine, gilt top edges; illus. flyleaves, xii + 447 pp. with bw frontis and 207 bw illus. Begins with 40 pages of text, consisting of an introduction by Frank Wood and a substantial essay by George Francis Dow. This is followed by 207 BW plate pages of illustrations, along with an index. A book all about whales, whaling, whalers, Jonah and the Whale, etc. A visual feast of whaling ships. This is a larger paper edition and one of 97 copies in this format.
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