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Whalers & Whaling

Dow, George Francis. Whale Ships and Whaling: A Pictorial History of Whaling during Three Centuries. With an Account of The Whale Fishery in Colonial New England. Introduction by Frank Wood. Salem, Massachusetts: Marine Research Society, 1925. 1st printing. xi, 446 pages. Index. Photographs. Illustrations. Frontispiece. Endpaper illustrations. Marine Research Society Publication Number Ten. There are 40 pages of text and 207 photographs and reproductions of early engravings and some maps. Good hardcover; spine partially faded. Former owners signature on blank front flyleaf. Frontispiece and title page heavily foxed, otherwise a solid volume. #29755. $35
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Diddel, Margarita Thompson. Thistle in Her Hand: The Sea Adventures of a Young Whaling Wife. Interlaken, New York: Windswept Press, 1988. 413 pages. Photographs. Illustrations. 'This is a whaling wife's true story. When Maria Tobey married John C. Hamblin, the sea captain she loved, she also wed herself to the sea she had hated since her girlhood on Cape Cod. But she made the ship, the Roman, a home for her husband, herself, and over the years, her two children born on board the ship in the Pacific Islands [with] details of life aboard a whaling vessel in the 1800's.' - Rear cover. Good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover). Exlibrary with spine label, stamp on top edge and on the title page, barcode label on front flyleaf, stamps on rear flyleaf and inside rear cover. ISBN 1557870357. #26383. $20
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Nichols, William Henry. A Journal of a Whaling Voyage to the South Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, on Board Barque 'Emerald' of Salem, Joseph Dexter Master and kept by William Henry Nichols. Salem, Massachusetts: Naumkeag Publications, 1973. 1st edition. 184 pages. Illustrations. Frontispiece. Inscribed and signed by the author's grandson, Capt. Henry C. Nichols, USN (ret.), who edited the journal. Nichols, who had just completed his 7 years' indenture, was the cooper and ship's clerk On this voyage from May 24, 1838 to February 28, 1840. Very good hardcover. #11124. $40
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Nielsen, Aage Krarup. En Hvalfangerfaerd: Gennem Troperne til Sydishavet. Kobenhavn: Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, 1942. 8. Udgave. Small 4to (medium-large book). 117 pages. Photographs. Illustrations. Folding map. Frontispiece map. First published in 1921. Title loosely translated: Through the tropics to the arctic seas to hunt whales. Text in Danish or Norwegian. Very good hardcover. Original softcover bound in quarter leather spine and marbled boards, with gilt title and author on spine. Edges slightly rubbed. #26818. $35
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Phillips, Marion. The Whale, Going, Going, Gone? Hicksville, New York: Exposition Press, 1978. 1st edition. 94 pages. Bibliography. Photographs. Illustrations. Signed by the author. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. ISBN 0682488925. #27538. $20
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Ricketson, Annie Holmes. The Journal of Annie Holmes Ricketson on the Whaleship A. R. Tucker, 1871-1874. Cover title: Mrs. Ricketson's Whaling Journal. Foreword by Philip F. Purrington. New Bedford, Massachusetts: Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1958. 79 pages. Photographs. Illustrations. Very good decorative softcover. #29942. $15
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True, Frederick W. The Whalebone Whales of the Western North Atlantic Compared with Those Occurring in European Waters with Some Observations on the Species of the North Pacific. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983. Facsimile reprint. 4to (large book). 332 pages. 50 plates. Index. Bibliography. Illustrations. First published in 1904. As New hardcover. ISBN 0874749220. #27184. $52.50
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