History of the American Whale Fishery from its Earliest Inception to the Year 1876

History of the American Whale Fishery from its Earliest Inception to the Year 1876

Alexander Starbuck

Waltham, Mass.: The Author, 1878


Bound in publisher's cloth. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Minor shelf wear to cover, but sound.  Clean, unmarked pages. 768 p., six leaves of plates; 24 cm.  Howes S892.  "The history proper (on 167 pages) is followed by an invaluable table of statistics of American whaling vessels, owners, masters, whaling grounds, cargoes, etc. from 1784 through 1876, with less complete records for the preceding period back to 1715. There is also an "Index to Voyages by Vessels' Names."" - Goodspeed's Catalog, 1964. Nautical bookplate of Colin F. Farquharson.

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