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CHEEVER, Henry T.

The whale and his captors: or,

the whaleman's adventures and the whale's biography, as gathered on the homeward cruise of the 'Commodore Preble'.

Stock Code
104941
London, Nelson, 1851
£150

Originally published in New York in 1849, this is a valuable first-hand account of the 'Golden Age' of American whaling. The work was used extensively by Herman Melville as a source for Moby-Dick.

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Description

12mo, 240 pp., engraved frontispiece (toned), original red blindstamped cloth gilt, lightly soiled, lower joint worn, a good copy.

Bibliography

Cf. Hill, 283.

Stock ID:104941

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