There She Blows. Or the Story of the Progress.
Arctic Whaling Exhibit Co., ( (1893)), Chicago
18 cm. 46, (1 ad) pp. b/w plates.
This is a promotional booklet for the Arctic whaleship “Progress,” which was towed through the St. Lawrence and set up as a floating exhibit at the Worlds Fair in Chicago. The “Progress” began her career in the 1840s as the “Charles Phelps” of Stonington. During the Civil War she was a part of the stone fleet but was somehow saved and rebuilt as the “Progress.” A scarce piece of whaling ephemera. Not in Jenkins. Worldcat shows only four libraries holding copies. No copies for sale on the internet. Bound in original illustrated wrappers. Ownership inscriptions on cover, verso, and copyright page, all from members of the Aubrey family. Good condition