The real story of the whaler;: Whaling, past and present,

By: Verrill, A. Hyatt

Price: $32.95

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Book Condition: Acceptable


D. Appleton and company, 1923. Hardcover, 295 pp. 1923 edition. In acceptable condition / NO dust jacket. Black cloth covered boards with gold ship and lettering on front. Moderate overall scuffing and soiling to covers with the color scuffed off along edges and spine. Spine cracked along both front and rear hinges with the paper over the hinges torn as well, but covers are still attached and remainder of text block is solidly bound. Previous owner's name, date (1925) and notes regarding family history of whaling on front free end paper and hand written list of other books by author on paste-down. Several pages have light margin lines in pencil and one page has some number written in ink. Otherwise pages are lightly aged but unmarked with occasional spotting and soiling. NOT Ex-Library. NO remainder marks. Overall a good reading copy. Black and white illustrations throughout. [Excepts from Introduction] There is always a fascination about the lives of men who follow the sea and of all this who ?go down to the sea in ships? the braves, most adventurous and hardiest were the Yankee whale men?For more than two centuries they scoured the seven seas and built the prosperity and progress of New England by pitting their lives against those of the mighty monsters of the deep? this book has been written to give a true and unvarnished idea of the whale men?s lives, their adventures and hardships, the means by which their quarry was sought and captured, their vessels and their voyages. It is intended not as a history of the whaling industry nor as a technical description of whaling methods but rather as a narrative of a whaleman?s life embodying details of the chase, the vessels and their equipment, the whales and their habits, the dangers incident to whaling, the labors and privations of every day occurrence, the voyages made and true stories of the sea. Includes chapters on What we owe the Whaler; Whales and their ways; How the whales are caught; Whaling ships and their crews; Outward Bound; True Stories of Whaling; The log of the wheelman; Leisure hours; The rise and fall of whaling; The passing of the whaler.

Title: The real story of the whaler;: Whaling, past and present,

Author Name: Verrill, A. Hyatt

Categories: Other,

Publisher: D. Appleton and company: 1923-01-01

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Acceptable

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 20201118006

Keywords: History of Whaling; New England, American History, Ships