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Annotated Reference Guide to Collectible Books

Whaling

Scoresby, William. Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale-Fishery. Archibald Constable and Co Ltd: Edinburgh (1823). Full title-Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale-Fishery; including researches and discoveries on the east coast of West Greenland made in the summer of 1822, in the ship Baffin of Liverpool

Jardine, William. Natural History of the Ordinary Cetacea or Whales. W. H. Lizars: Edinburgh (1837).

Browne, J. Ross. Etchings of a Whaling Cruise. Harper and Brothers Publishers: New York (1846). First U.S. Edition; Full title-Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, with Notes of a Sojourn on the Island of Zanzibar

Melville, Herman. Mardi: and a Voyage Thither. Harper and Brothers: New York (1849). 2 volumes

Jones, John D. Life and Adventure in the South Pacific. Harper and Brothers: New York (1861).

Hall, Daniel Weston. Arctic Rovings: or the Adventures of a New Bedford Boy on Sea and Land. Abel Tompkins: Boston (1861).

Whitecar, William B. Four Years Aboard the Whaleship: Embracing Cruises in the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Antarctic Oceans. J. B. Lippincott and Co.: Philadelphia, PA (1864). Second Edition

Hall, Charles Francis. Life with the Esquimaux. Sampson Low, Son, and Marston: London (1864). 2 volumes; Full title-Life with the Esquimaux: The Narrative of Captain Charles Francis Hall, of the Whaling Barque George Henry,from the 29th May,1860, to the 13th September,1862

Bullen, Frank T. Cruise of the Cachalot. Smith, Elder and Co.: London (1898). Illustrated by A. Twidle

Various Authors. Report of the Cruise of The U. S. Revenue Cutter Bear. Government Printing Office: Washington (1899). Full title-Report of the Cruise of The U. S. Revenue Cutter Bear: The Overland Expedition for the Relief of the Whalers in the Arctic Ocean, from November 27, 1897, to September 13, 1898

Bullen, Frank T. Cruise of the Cachalot. Smith, Elder and Co.: London (1902). Second Edition

Murdoch, W. G. Burn. Modern Whaling and Bear-Hunting. Seeley, Service and Co. Ltd: London (1917). Full title-Modern Whaling and Bear-Hunting: A Record Of Present-Day Whaling With Up-To-Date Appliances In Many Parts Of The World, And Of Bear And Seal Hunting In The Arctic Regions

Ashley, Clifford W. Whaleships of New Bedford. Houghton Mifflin: Boston (1929). Limited Edition; 1035 copies; Introduction by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Melville, Herman. Moby Dick, or The Whale. Random House: New York (1930). Illustrated by Rockwell Kent

Appleton, Victor. Don Sturdy with the Harpoon Hunters or the Strange Cruise of the Whaling Ship. Grosset and Dunlap: New York (1935).

Church, Albert Cook. Whale Ships and Whaling. W. W. Norton and Company: New York (1938). 112 copies

Melville, Herman. Moby Dick; or, the Whale. Arion Press: San Francisco (1979). 265 copies; Hand-set in Goudy Modern; Printed on Barcham Green's hand-made paper; Illustrated by Barry Moser

Bockstoce, John R. American Whalers in the Western Arctic. Edward J. Lefkowicz: Fairhaven, MA (1983). 400 copies; Illustrated by William Gikerson

Lytle, Thomas G. Harpoons and Other Whalecraft. Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whaling Museum: New Bedford, MASS (1984). 600 copies; Foreword by Richard C. Kugler