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    Very Scarce Whaling Item

    G. W. Bronson. Glimpses of the Whaleman's "Cabin." Boston: Damrell & Moore, 1855.

    First edition. Twelvemo. 96 pages. Illustrated with three engraved plates.

    Original embossed limp cloth over boards. Gilt lettering to front cover. In custom slipcase with chemise. Some sunning to spine. Hinges tender. Moderate foxing. Very good.

    The narrative of an 1851 whaling excursion from New England through the Atlantic to Saint Helena and associated islands. A rare whaling title, seemingly overlooked by the standard bibliographies of Americana and nautical histories. A truly scarce book in outstanding condition.


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