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New England and the South Seas. First Edition in dustjacket., DODGE, Ernest S Peabody Museum.
81 DODGE, Ernest S Peabody Museum. New England and the South Seas. First Edition in dustjacket.
Harvard UP, 1965, 1965 
DODGE, Ernest S. New England and the South Seas. Cambridge, Mass .: Harvard University Press, 1965. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xv,(3),1-216,(6). With many illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue spine with green boards, silver lettering to spine. map end-papers.

Forster , The South Sea Whaler : An Annotated Bibliography 172; Thawley, Australasia and South Pacific Islands Bibliography 376.

"During the nineteenth century, enterprising traders, whalers, and missionaries from New England were extremely active in the Pacific Islands - for nearly thirty years the Fiji Islands were practically a colony of the mariners from Salem, Massachusetts. The prospect of expanded trade provided the original inspiration for the long and arduous sea voyages, but American involvement in the area rapidly became varied and extensive. Numerous Yankees served as advisers to and administrators for various Polynesian monarchs, and the fervent proselytizing of successive groups of missionaries - the first setting sail in 1819 from Boston to the Hawaiian Islands - is legendary

This is the first book to focus on New England's wide-ranging and vigorous role in the Pacific Islands, and the author vividly chronicles the lasting reciprocal influences- commercial, political, religious, and literary- springing from this dramatic confrontation of two highly individual cultures. Sixty-one evocative illustrations and drawings, including sketches from ships' logbooks, and immeasurable interest to this unusual study." -from the dj.

"This book is in substance a series of eight lectures given before the Lowell institute in Boston during February 1962." - p.vii.

Chapters :
1. The Great South Sea;
2. Hunting the Cachalot;
3. Sea Otters and Sandalwood;
4. Bêche-de-mer and Cannibals;
5. With Courage and Zeal;

6. Yankees in Island Politics [including
Reverend William Richards in Hawaii;
Lt. John 'Mad Jack' Percival of Sandwich, Cape Cod;
Dr Gerritt Pamele Judd (born April 23, 1803 in Paris, Oneida County, New York - d. July 12, 1873 Honolulu);
James Hunnewell of Boston (1794–1869);
Henry A. Peirce;
Captain Charles Brewer (b. March 27, 1804, Boston);
Harold Marsh Sewall (b. January 3, 1860. Bath, Maine - d. October 28, 1924 in NYC.);
Nathaniel Savory (b. July 31, 1794, Bradford, Mass.) &c.];

7. Searching for Paradise;
8. Shadows and Conclusions. With bibliography, notes, and index.

Dodge was the Director of the Peabody Museum in Salem.

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82 DOYLE, A. Conan. Memories and Adventures. Second Edition, Hardcover.
John Murray, London, 1930, 
DOYLE, A. Conan. Memories and Adventures. London: John Murray, (1930). Second Edition (first thus). Pp. (6),7-460,(4), portrait frontispiece. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Contents: Early Recollections; Under the Jesuits; Recollections of a Student; Whaling in the Arctic Ocean (pp. 43-57); My Voyage to West Africa (pp. 58-69); My First Experiences in Practice; My Start at Southsea; My First Literary Success; Pulling up the Anchor; The Great Break; Sidelights on Sherlock Holmes; Norwood and Switzerland; Egypt in 1896; On the Edge of a Storm; An Interlude of Peace; The Start for South Africa; Days with the Army; Final Experiences inSouth Africa; An Appeal to the World's Opinion; My Political Adventures; T he Years Between the Wars; Some Notable People; Some Recollections of Sport; The Eve of War; A Remembrance of the Dark Years; Experiences on the British Front; Experiences on the Italian Front; Experiences on the French Front; Breaking the Hindenburg Line; Up to Date. Much of spine gilt (and some offront gilt) rubbed away, small dampstain to bottom right front corner (not affecting text), prize bookplate to flyleaf, else very good. 45.00

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83 DRUETT, Joan Petticoat Whalers : Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920.
University Press of New England, Hanover, NH, 2001, ISBN:1584651598 
DRUETT, Joan. Petticoat Whalers : Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920. Originalillustrations by Ron Druett. Hanover, New Hampshire : University Press of New England, (2001). First Edition. Pp. (i)-vi,1-213,[1]. Illustrated. Large 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. See Renard, Antarctica 464 for 1991 New Zealand edition. A volume shedding light on the women who accompanied ship captains on whaling expeditions throughout the nineteenth century. Contents: 1. A disgraceful drinking riot, 2. To preserve unbroken the ties of domestic life, 3. This floating prison, 4. Blood, grease, sweat and oil, 5. About the Cape of Good Hope, 6. Steering in for the Bay of Islands, 7. Uncharted seas, unknown shores, 8. Around Cape Horn, 9. More decency and order...? Very good. 20.00

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84 DRUETT, Joan. Rough Medicine: Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sai. First Edition in dustjacket.
Routledge, New York, 2000, ISBN:0415924510 
DRUETT, Joan. Rough Medicine : Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail. New York: Routledge, (2000). First Printing. Pp (4),v-x,[1]-270. With photos and d rawings to text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Using diaries, journals, and correspondences, Joan Druett inroduces us to extraordinary characters like the tattoed Dr. John Coulter, forced into tribal warfare by the natives of the Marquesas Islands (later a successful obstetrician back in England), and the venal Charles Frederick Winslow [1811-1877], who set upa seaman's hospital on Maui and managaed to bilk the U.S. government out o f a sizeable sum. Rich with fascinating detail, Druett chronicles medicine at sea from the dawn to the demise of the South Seas whaling trade. [...] -"A lively and often darkly humourous tale, "Rough Medicine" is sure to ple ase fans of Patrick O'Brien's" Aubrey/Maturin and David Sobel's "Longitude"" -from the dust jacket. Contents:: Introduction; 1. Medicine at Sea: Woodall's The Surgions Mate [John Woodall, c.1570-1643]; 2. Shipping Out; 3. TheMedical Chest; 4. The First Leg: Day-to-Day Life; 5. The Whale-Hunt; 6. Ac cidents, Injuries, and Ailments; 7. Battling Scurvy; 8. Encounters with Native Peoples; 9. "Motley, Reckless & Profligate" : Troubles with Captains and Crews; Epilogue: The Fate of Our Surgeons; Appendices : A. Medical Chest Comparison [Woodall 1617 and Dr. King 1837]; B. Dr. King's Patient Lis,t Aurora, 1840; C. Glossary. With bibliography and index. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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85 DUNN, Laurence & P.M. HEATON HEATON, P.M. Palm Line. First Edition in dustjacket
P.M. Heaton Publishing, Abergavenny, Gwent, 1994, ISBN:1872006019 
DUNN, Laurence & P.M. HEATON. Palm Line. Abergavenny, Gwent: P.M. Heaton Publishing, 1994. First Edition. Pp. (4),5-64 + 112 pp of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth. Though the Palm Line was established in 1949, the authors give us not merely a history of this shipping company but they recall its predecessors born out of the West African trade. This is coupled with 112photo reproductions of vessels make for a very informative book. Chapters : 1. Introduction; 2. The Bromport Steamship Co. Ltd; 3. The African & Eastern Trade Corporation Ltd., The Niger Co. Ltd, and The United Africa Co. Ltd.; 4. The Second World War; 5. Immediate Post-War Period; 6. The Southern Whaling & Sealing Co. Ltd.; 7. Palm Line is Born; 8. Changing Pattern of Trade; 9. Appendix One - Ships Owned by The African & Eastern Trade Corporation Ltd., The Niger Co. Ltd., and The United Africa Co. Ltd.; 10. Appendix Two - Ships Owned by Palm Line Ltd.; 11. Appendix Three - Ships Managed by United Africa Co. Ltd. on behalf of the Ministry of War Transport; 12. Appendix Four - Ships Chartered by United Africa Co Ltd. from the Ministry of War Transport for Three Year Period c. 1946. Very good in crisp, unclipped dust jacket. 40.00

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86 EATON, Arthur Wentworth Acadian Ballads and Lyrics in Many Moods : Collected Poems of Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton. First Edition
McClelland, Stewart and Company, Toronto, 1930, 
EATON, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton. Acadian Ballads and Lyrics in Many Moods : Collected Poems of Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton. Toronto and Boston: McClelland, Stewart & Company, 1930. Pp (6)vii-xv,(1),[1]-240, portrait frontispiece. 8vo, green cloth, t.e.g. Watters p.63, Rhodenizer p.873, Laugher p.159, Marble NSH&A pp.149-150. Contents: Part I. Acadian Ballads. "Ballad of the Gaspereau", "Poutrincourt's Return to Port Royal", "L'Ordre de Bon Temps", "Baptism of Membertou", "Legend of Glooscap", " L'Ile Sainte Croix","Phanton Light of the Baie des Chaleurs", "De Soto's Last Dream", "Madame La Tour", "The Ghost of the Acadians", "Puritan Planters", "Josephine", "Alice Hamilton", "The Lady of the Flowers", "A Ballad of the Tories", "St. Paul's Church, Halifax", "Port Royal", "Grand Pré", "Chebucto Bay". Part II. "The Lotus of the Nile", "Fountains Abbey", "By the Bridge", "The Prospect of Beauty", "The Cottage", "O Restless Poet Soul", "Purple Asters", "The Roots of the Roses", "Orhcards in Bloom", "THe Voyage of Sleep", "Autumn Pomps", "Atlantic Mists", "Impressions", "Death in Acadia", "A Saint", "Brotherhood", "Love's Slavery", "After Separation", "Pain", "Life", "Fairy-Folk", "Children of the Sun", "To a Doubter", "Despondency", "The Suicide", "Matthew Arnold", "A Heretic", "The Old CHurch and the New", "The Angel Sleep", "When Night Shuts In", "Toward the West", "The Whaling Town", "Lombardy Poplars", "Once Again the Summer Dies", "Thou Art My Guiding Star", "'Twere Better to Love", "The Pipes of Pan", "I Watch the Ships", "Foundry Fires", "The Street Organ", "Flood Tide", "The Virgin's Shrine", "Answer of a Despondent Soul", "It Matters Much", "Not in Vain", "Compelling Thoughts", "If I Could Have It Back", "Pearls That Are Rarest", "Love Letters", "The Hearth IsCold", "The Mystery", "The Meadow-Lands", "Small and Great", "I Plucked a Daisy", "Peasant and King", "Arthurian Days", "A Fire of Straw", "The Poet Passed My Way", "The Poet's World", "The Awakening ", "Deepening the Channel", "Chance Meetings", "At Grandmother's", "To Wyatt Eaton, Painter", "Where Are Ye Now?", "Resignation", "THe Still Hour", "Immortality", "An Orient Prayer", "Harvard Commencement : In Olden Days" . Part III. Poems of the Church Year. "When Saints of Old", "'Day of the Triumphant Sun'", "Eder's Watch-Tower", "The Angels' Song", "O Happy Christmas Days of Old", "I Know a Vast Cathedral", "They Tell us Only Rustic Shepherds Heard", "Christmas Prophecy', "Wise Men Came from the Orient Came", "Preparation", "The Lententide", "Lenten Hope", "The Inner Court", "White Festival of Easter", "O Easter Queen", "Easter Flowers", "All the Sullen Sorrow of the Nations", "Eastertide", "At last the Soft Magnolia Blooms", "The Conquering Life", "O Spirit from the Eternal Deep"," God's Manifoldness", "My Purest Longings Spring", "O Love Divine", "Sinai and the Plain", "He Understands", "Thy Priest", "Pray for the Dead", "Reabsorption into Deity", "The Ancient Gods Are Dead", "OGod of Power", "If Christ Were Here", "A Dream of Christ", and Sometime" E aton (1849-1937) was born at Kentville, Nova Scotia, educated at Harvard, and ordained Protestant Episcopal priest in 1885. He wrote extensively on Nova Scotian topics. Vg. 35.00

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Acadian Ballads and Lyrics in Many Moods : Collected Poems of Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton. signed, EATON, Arthur Wentworth
87 EATON, Arthur Wentworth Acadian Ballads and Lyrics in Many Moods : Collected Poems of Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton. signed
McClelland, Stewart & Company, Toronto and Boston, 1930, 
EATON, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton. Acadian Ballads and Lyrics in Many Moods : Collected Poems of Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton. Toronto and Boston: McClelland, Stewart & Company, 1930. First Edition. Pp (6)vii-xv,(1),[1]-240, portrait frontispiece 8vo, green cloth, git lettering to front board and spine, top edge gilt. Watters p.63, Rhodenizer p.873, Laugher p.159, MarbleNSH&A pp.149-150. Contents: Part I. Acadian Ballads. "Ballad of the Gasper eau", "Poutrincourt's Return to Port Royal", "L'Ordre de Bon Temps", "Baptism of Membertou", "Legend of Glooscap", " L'Ile Sainte Croix", "Phanton Light of the Baie des Chaleurs", "De Soto's Last Dream", "Madame La Tour", "The Ghost of the Acadians", "Puritan Planters", "Josephine", "Alice Hamilton", "The Lady of the Flowers", "A Ballad of the Tories", "St. Paul's Church, Halifax", "Port Royal", "Grand Pré", "Chebucto Bay". Part II. "The Lotus ofthe Nile", "Fountains Abbey", "By the Bridge", "The Prospect of Beauty", " The Cottage", "O Restless Poet Soul", "Purple Asters", "The Roots of the Roses", "Orhcards in Bloom", "THe Voyage of Sleep", "Autumn Pomps", "AtlanticMists", "Impressions", "Death in Acadia", "A Saint", "Brotherhood", "Love' s Slavery", "After Separation", "Pain", "Life", "Fairy-Folk", "Children of the Sun", "To a Doubter", "Despondency", "The Suicide", "Matthew Arnold", "A Heretic", "The Old CHurch and the New", "The Angel Sleep", "When Night Shuts In", "Toward the West", "The Whaling Town", "Lombardy Poplars", "Once Again the Summer Dies", "Thou Art My Guiding Star", "'Twere Better to Love","The Pipes of Pan", "I Watch the Ships", "Foundry Fires", "The Street Orga n", "Flood Tide", "The Virgin's Shrine", "Answer of a Despondent Soul", "ItMatters Much", "Not in Vain", "Compelling Thoughts", "If I Could Have It B ack", "Pearls That Are Rarest", "Love Letters", "The Hearth Is Cold", "The Mystery", "The Meadow-Lands", "Small and Great", "I Plucked a Daisy", "Peasant and King", "Arthurian Days", "A Fire of Straw", "The Poet Passed My Way", "The Poet's World", "The Awakening ", "Deepening the Channel", "Chance Meetings", "At Grandmother's", "To Wyatt Eaton, Painter", "Where Are Ye Now?", "Resignation", "THe Still Hour", "Immortality", "An Orient Prayer", "Harvard Commencement : In Olden Days" . Part III. Poems of the Church Year. "When Saints of Old", "'Day of the Triumphant Sun'", "Eder's Watch-Tower", "The Angels' Song", "O Happy Christmas Days of Old", "I Know a Vast Cathedral", "They Tell us Only Rustic Shepherds Heard", "Christmas Prophecy', "Wise Men Came from the Orient Came", "Preparation", "The Lententide", "Lenten Hope", "The Inner Court", "White Festival of Easter", "O Easter Queen", "Easter Flowers", "All the Sullen Sorrow of the Nations", "Eastertide", "At lastthe Soft Magnolia Blooms", "The Conquering Life", "O Spirit from the Etern al Deep"," God's Manifoldness", "My Purest Longings Spring", "O Love Divine", "Sinai and the Plain", "He Understands", "Thy Priest", "Pray for the Dead", "Reabsorption into Deity", "The Ancient Gods Are Dead", "O God of Power", "If Christ Were Here", "A Dream of Christ", and Sometime" Eaton (1849-1937) was born at Kentville, Nova Scotia, educated at Harvard, and ordained Protestant Episcopal priest in 1885. He wrote extensively on Nova Scotian topics. With two New Poems by Eaton laid in (each one octavo leaf printed on both sides): "The Dykes of Acadie (In Remembrance)" and "Gardens of Acadie : In Loving Memory of Robert Norwood" Spine faded, else very good. With a signed inscription from the author to his cousin dated 1930, and with two previously unpublished printed poems by Eaton laid in. 70.00

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88 ELLIS, Richard Deep Atlantic : Life, Death, and Exploration in the Abyss. 1st US in dj
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1996, 
ELLIS, Richard. Deep Atlantic : Life, Death, and Exploration in the Abyss. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. First Edition. Pp (10),vii-ix,(3),3-395,(7). Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth spine. "Open this book and you plunge five miles below the surface of the sea into an unforeseen realm inhabited by living creatures who strain the bounds of credibility [...] In the strikingly illustrated Deep Atlantic, Richard Eliis brings us face-to-face with these unexpected efflorescences of evolution - fish, mammals, and members of other phla that have been able to assume incredible shapes and great size thanks to the gravity-cancelling boyancy of water. " - from the dj. With 32 photographs and 102 drawings. Contents : Part I. Exploration. Studying the Atlantic; The Gulf Stream; The Ocean Floor; Exploring the Deep (pp.51-88, Picard, Beebe, Cousteau, &c); By Submarine Across the Atlantic (pp.89-109); Hydrothermal Vents. Part II. Creatures of the Abyss. Introduction to Deep-Sea Biology; Invertebrates; Deep-Sea Cephalopods; Deepwater Sharks; Fishes ofthe Depths; Deep Atlantic Whales and Whaling; Into the Deep. With bibliogr aphy and index. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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89 EULLER, John Whaling World : From Prehistoric Times to the Present Day. First Edition in dustjacket
Doubleday , Garden City, New York, 1970, ISBN:0385022212 
EULLER, John. Whaling World : From Prehistoric Times to the Present Day. Garden City, New York : Doubleday & Co., (1970). First Edition. Pp 119. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth. The author draws on his experience as both academic and outdoorsman to present a succinct introduction to whales and whaling. Topics considered include ancient and aboriginal whaling, Yankee whaling,and modern industrial whaling. Very good in dustjacket. 32.00

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90 FEJES, Claire FEJES, Claire People of the Noatak. signed pres copy in dj.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1966, 
FEJES, Claire. People of the Noatak. Illustrated by the author. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. Pp. (i)-xii,(1)-368,[4]. Illustrated. 8vo, purple cloth spine with illustrated grey cloth covered boards, silver lettering to spine, top edge dyed pink. "A personal narrative in text and drawing by an artist-writer who shared and recorded the daily lives of the Eskimos who became herfriends during five long visits to the coastal and inland villages of Alas ka's remote northwest area." - from the front cover. Vg in nicked, price-clipped dj. Presentation copy signed and dated by the author. 35.00

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91 FISHER, Leonard Everett Death of Evening Star. 5th printing in dustjacket
Doubleday, 1972, 
FISHER, Leonard Everett. The Death of Evening Star : The Diary of a Young New England Whaler. Written and illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher. New York : Doubleday and Co., (1972). Fifth Printing. Pp 125. 8vo, blue cloth. An illustrated juvenile book about an ill-fated whaling voyage in the 1840s,using the diary of a Jeremiah Poole. Very good in dustjacket. 18.50

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92 FISHER, Leonard Everett Death of Evening Star: The Diary of a Young New England Whaler. First Edition in dustjacket
Doubleday, 1972, 
FISHER, Leonard Everett. The Death of Evening Star : The Diary of a Young New England Whaler. Written and illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher. New York : Doubleday and Co., (1972). First Printing. Pp 125. 8vo, blue cloth. An illustrated juvenile book about an ill-fated whaling voyage in the 1840s,using the diary of a Jeremiah Poole. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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93 FISHER, Stephen, ed ANDERSON, J.L. FISCHER, Lewis R. BARROW, Tony. Lisbon as a Port Town, The British Seaman and other Maritime Themes
University of Exeter, 1988, 
FISHER, Stephen, ed. Lisbon as a Port Town, The British Seaman and other Maritime Themes. (Exeter, England: University of Exeter, 1988). Pp 143. 8vo, ill. card covers. Exeter Maritime Studies No. 2. A book of scholarly essaysby divers hands, comprising "Lisbon as a Port Town in the Eighteenth Centu ry" by Stephen Fisher; "Prince William's Descent upon Devon, 1688: the Environmental Constraints" by J.L. Anderson; "Seamen in a Space Economy: International Regional Patterns of Maritime Wages on Sailing Vessels, 1863-1900" by Lewis R. Fischer; "The Crewing of Arctic Whaling Vessels in the Eighteenth Century: the Evidence of the Shields Muster Rolls" by Tony Barrow; "Henry Mayhew and the British Seaman" by David M. Williams; and "The Decline of British Shipbuilding since the Second World War" by Peter Hilditch. Vg-Fine. 20.00

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94 FOSTER, W. Bert Swept Out to Sea; or, Clint Webb Among the Whalers. exlib. grey cloth.
M.A. Donohue & Co., Chicago, 1913, 
FOSTER, W. Bert. Swept Out to Sea; or, Clint Webb Among the Whalers . Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Co., (1913). Pp. [1]-257,(1), including frontis. 8vo, pictorial grey cloth with white lettering to spine. Ex-library (stamps, spinesticker), boards rubbed and browned, spine roll, some edgewear, inner hing es cracked, else good. 8.00

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95 FOSTER, W. Bert Swept Out to Sea; or, Clint Webb Among the Whalers. tan cloth.
M.A. Donohue & Co., Chicago, 1913, 
FOSTER, W. Bert. Swept Out to Sea; or, Clint Webb Among the Whalers . Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Co., (1913). Pp. [1]-257,(1), including frontis. 8vo, pictorial tan cloth with black lettering to spine. Small dampstain to tail ofspine, inner hinges tender, else vg 15.00

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96 FRANCIS, Daniel History of World Whaling. 1st Cdn in dj
Viking, Markham, ON, 1990, ISBN:067082447x 
FRANCIS, Daniel. A History of World Whaling. (Markham, Ont.) : Viking, (1990). First Printing. Pp 288. Illustrated. 8vo, orange-brown cloth. Vg in dj.25.00

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Arctic Chase : A History of Whaling in Canada's North.  First Edition, paperback, FRANCIS, Daniel Arctic and Northern Life Series
97 FRANCIS, Daniel Arctic and Northern Life Series Arctic Chase : A History of Whaling in Canada's North. First Edition, paperback
Breakwater , St. John's, 1984, ISBN:0919519466 1984 
FRANCIS, Daniel. Arctic Chase : A History of Whaling in Canada's North. [St. John's, NL] : Breakwater Books Ltd., (1984). First Edition. Pp (6),i-v,(1),1-117,(7, bibliography),(8) + 16-page section of b&w photos and reproductions of prints. Map in text. 8vo, yellow card covers.

"A Breakwater book in the Arctic and Northern Life Series."

"The whale 'fishery' flourished along Canada's three coastlines for a hundred years. It was an industry in the grand tradition of Canadian resource industries - uncontrolled, rapacious, and foreign-owned. Heedless of conservation, the arctic whalers succeeded in driving a precious natural resource to the very brink of extinction. Heedless of anthropology, they recklessly undermined the foundations of traditional Inuit culture. Heedless of national sovereignty, they inadvertently raised the delicate question of who actually owned the arctic territory. Their experience in many ways foreshadows our modern concerns about oil and gas exploration 'North of Sixty.' Their story is the subject of this book. The whale pursued in the treacherous waters of the Canadian Arctic was the bowhead. An average bowhead could be divested of as much as seven hundred pieces of baleen, the springy elastic material so much in demand for buggy whips, crinolines, and other such necessities. It would also render into several hundred barrels of whale oil to light the streets and homes of Europe. Arctic whaling, then, could, and often did, provide vast profits. It, in fact. attracted more ships, employed more men, and produced greater profits than whaling anywhere else on the continent. It also produced bankruptcies and tragedies; torturous deaths and miraculous escapes.

"Dan Francis has written a truly riveting history of the whale hunt in both the eastern and the western Arctic. Using first-hand accounts -- the logs of the ships and the diaries of the seamen -- [the author] has successed in painting a puicture of everyday life on a whaler. The seasickness, the fear, the interminable boredom as the seamen waited for a sighting, the excitement that followed the cry 'There she blows', the thrill of the chase, the tedium and sheer hardwork of flensing and rendering the whale, the low pay, the bad diet; all co me to life in these pages." - from the rear cover.

Chapters [unnumbered in the book] are :
1. The Voyage Out;
2. In Pursuit of Wealth;
3. Yankee Whalers in Hudson Bay;
4. Whaling in the "Forbidden Sea";
5. The North Transformed;
6. Conclusion.
With notes and bibliography.

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98 FREUCHEN, Peter HAMBRO, Johan, trans. Ice Floes and Flaming Water : A True Adventure in Melville Bay. 2d US in dj.
Julian Messner, 1954, 
FREUCHEN, Peter. Ice Floes and Flaming Water : A True Adventure in MelvilleBay. Translated from the Danish by Johan Hambro. Ny: Julian Messner, (1954 ). Second Printing. Pp 242. 8vo, blue cloth. Arctic Bibliography 34770. "Contains account of trip made by this writer and three Eskimos in late summer1911 when they guided five lost whalers southward across Melville Bay, nor thwest Greenland [...]. In addition to difficulties encountered on the trip, descriptions are given of earlier expeditions and adventures in the region, Eskimo characteristics, folklore, and methods of living off the land, and flora and fauna of the Thule region, etc." A.B. Freuchen's account of hisparticipation in an attempt to rescue a crew of Portuguese whalers strande d in Greenland; a story of "greed, cannibalism, lust, bravery". Vg in rubbed, price-clipped dj. 35.00

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99 FREUCHEN, Peter HAMBRO, Johan, trans. Ice Floes and Flaming Water : A True Adventure in Melville Bay. 3rd US in dj.
Julian Messner, New York, 1955, 
FREUCHEN, Peter. Ice Floes and Flaming Water : A True Adventure in MelvilleBay. Translated from the Danish by Johan Hambro. New York : Julian Messner , (February 1955). Third printing. Pp 242. 8vo, blue cloth. Arctic Bibliography 34770. "Contains account of trip made by this writer and three Eskimosin late summer 1911 when they guided five lost whalers southward across Me lville Bay, northwest Greenland [...]. In addition to difficulties encountered on the trip, descriptions are given of earlier expeditions and adventures in the region, Eskimo characteristics, folklore, and methods of living off the land, and flora and fauna of the Thule region, etc." A.B. Freuchen'saccount of his participation in an attempt to rescue a crew of Portuguese whalers stranded in Greenland; a story of "greed, cannibalism, lust, bravery". Vg in price-clipped dj (wear to top of spine). 30.00

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100 FULLER, Joseph J., Capt.) American Maritime Library 9) BUSCH, Briton Cooper (ed. with an intro.) Master of Desolation. 1st US in dj. signed by the editor.
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT, 1980, ISBN:0913372218 
FULLER, Joseph J. Master of Desolation : The Reminiscences of Capt. Joseph J. Fuller. Edited, with introduction and notes by Briton Cooper Busch. Mystic, CT : Mystic Seaport Museum, (1980). First Edition. Pp 349. 8vo, blue cloth in variant blue dj with illustration of man harpooning a sea-elephant on shore. Volume IX in The American Maritime Library. "Joseph J. Fuller (1839-1920) was a well-known whaling captain who sailed out of New London, Connecticut, for half a century after the Civil War. He worked his way up from greenhand to master in the specialized and little-known branch of the whaling industry that hunted sea elephants for oil, principally at Heard and Kerguelen "Desolation" Islands in the Indian Ocean." - from the dj. Vg in rubbed (blue) dj. Signed by the editor, Briton Cooper Busch. 60.00

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