The marine mammals of the north-western coast of North America, described and illustrated: together with an account of the American whale-fishery
by Scammon, Charles M.
San Francisco: John H. Carmany and Co.; New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1874. First edition, 4to, pp. 319, , v (index); lithographic frontispiece of a whaling scene in the California lagoon, 26 lithograph plates (6 double-p.) by Britton & Rey, numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text (1 full-page, and counted as a plate in the list of illustrations); original green cloth, gilt vignette on upper cover, gilt-lettered spine; light wear at spine ends, a few plates lightly spotted, but generally a very good, sound copy, without cracked hinges. At the back is a 4-page whaling glossary and a 7-page list of stores and other outfits for a first-class whale-ship, for a Cape Horn voyage. Cowan, p. 570; Hill 1530; Howes S-136; Jenkins, p. 143.
(Inventory #: 49600)
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