The Whale and His Captors; or, the Whalemens Adventures, and the Whales Biography, as Gathered on the Homeward Cruise of the “Commodore Preble”
Cheever, Rev. Henry T.
Harper & Brothers, ( 1850), New York
12mo. xiii-314, (6 ads) pp. b/w plates.
Second edition. The book talks about whaling off New Zealand, the Rio de la Plata, and in Arctic waters. The history of whaling is also included, as is the peculiar vocabulary of whalemen.Hill 283. Forster 21. Some cover wear, foxing in text. A good copy.