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[NORDHOFF, Charles].

Life in a whaler; or, Perils and adventures in the tropical seas.

Stock Code
107077
London, Ward Lock, 1860
£285

A vivid description of life on a whaler. Nordhoff (1830-1901) was an American who saw the advert for crew in New York. He was the grandfather of Charles Bernard Nordhoff who co-wrote a novel, Mutiny on the Bounty, aconcerning Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh.

Extracted from: The boy's own sea stories: being the adventures of a sailor in the navy, the merchant service and on a whaling cruise (1859).

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8vo, 203-424 pp., 4 wood-engraved plates, pictorial vignette to title, contemporary red morocco gilt extra, all edges gilt, occasional light spotting, an excellent example.

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