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WHALING: Stove by a Whale & In Yankee Windjammers

Sold ! This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-09-21)
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WHALING: Stove by a Whale & In Yankee Windjammers WHALING: Stove by a Whale & In Yankee Windjammers


STOVE BY A WHALE: Owen Chase and the 'Essex' by Thomas Farel Heffernan. The author begins with Chase's own narrative and then assembles many new sources to provide an excellent account of the Essex shipwreck and subsequent ordeal of the survivors. He then provides the most extensive analysis of the influence Chase's story had upon Melville and the writing of Moby-Dick with Melville's own annotations to his copy ( see photo ). This book is in fine condition; grey cloth; spine square and pages clean and tight; no names, inscription or marks inside - essentially unread. Dust jacket also in fine condition; mild bumping at spine and corners; not price clipped; now in protective mylar cover. Wesleyan University Press, 1981 , First edition, 273 pgs with b/w photos. ABE lists copies $25-$70.
IN YANKEE WINDJAMMERS by Charles Nordhoff. The firsthand & greenhand experiences at sea from age 13 aboard a U.S. Navy wooden frigate to a whale ship in the Indian Ocean. This book is in good condition; spine square; front board a little loose; illustrative end papers. Dodd, Mead & Co., 1943, Fourth printing, 401 pgs. I welcome questions, combine shipping if you win multiple items and thank you for viewing.


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