Life on a Whaler, or Antarctic Adventures in The Isle of Desolation
1929·New London, Connecticut
by Taylor, Nathaniel W. and William T. Peters and Howard Palmer (editor)
New London, Connecticut: The New London County Historical Society, 1929. Hardcover. VG- (Lightly aged overall; carries a stray tape mark on front cover; edges of book block have some foxing; page surfaces themselves are generally clear; a few pencil marks inside.). Beige cloth boards with darkest green cloth spine, gilt letters on spine & front cover, gilt decoration on front cover, illus. flyleaves, 208 pp., 24 illus. "Narrative of a whaling voyage from New London, Connecticut, August 18, 1851, to June 4, 1853." A true travel narrative constructed from an original manuscript evidently completed in 1858 by Nathaniel William Taylor (1823-1875), a medical doctor who had accompanied the whaler into the Indian Ocean. Includes illustrations by William T. Peters, who signed them individually, and who had accompanied Commodore Perry to Japan in the 1850s. One of 900 copies.
(Inventory #: 154042)
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