Pehe Nu-E, the Tiger Whale of the Pacific.
Captain Barnacle (Newell, Charles Martin ).
D. Lothrop and Company, ( 1877), Boston
12mo. 112 pp. b/w frontispiece and plate.
This is a novel about Mocha Dick the legendary whale of the South Pacific, and an inspiration for Melvilles “Moby Dick.” In an effort to add allure to the his legendary ferocity, Newell ascribes the sinking of the “Essex” to Mocha Dick. Wright 3955. Forster 324. First edition, with two wonderful plates presaging the dynamic illustrations of Rockwell Kent. Bound in original decorated boards. Very good condition