The Voice of the Whaleman, with an Account of the Nicholson Whaling Collection
by Sherman, Stuart C.
Providence: Providence Public Library, 1965. Hardcover. NF/VG (small chip at head of dj). Sea-and-sand cloth/boards; gilt lettering on spine; embossed ship image on front cover. Seafoam dj with bw ill and white lettering. 219 pp. with xx bw plates. The first book to explore an aspect of Americana which has received little attention from bibliographers. It identifies the commercial, consulate and customs records relating to the whaling industry. It defines characteristics of logbooks and private journals and the manner in which they were kept. it also contains a list of 836 manuscript logbooks, journals and account books spanning the years between 1762 and 1922. With reproductions of logbooks and whaling records.
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