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Cruise of the 'Cachalot' / Round the World after Sperm Whales, Bullen, Frank
1 Bullen, FrankCruise of the 'Cachalot' / Round the World after Sperm Whales
London: Smith, Elder & Company, 1898. 1st ed., Good+. 12mo, blue cloth with gilt titles and gilt sperm whale on front cover. Frontispiece, folding map, and 7 plates from drawings. . A travel narrative depicting Bullen's experience as the First Mate of the whaler Splendid out of New Bedford, and its travels through the Pacific whaling grounds. Includes a short but enthusiastic printed letter from Kipling to Bullen that was then used as an advertisement for the book. "It is immense--there is no other word. I've never read anything that equals it in its deep sea wonder and mystery." Bullen's account is recognized as a classic sea tale, and viewed by some on a par with Melville. Good+ -- Very good appearance overall, but with cracking at front hinge and center, several dark stains on front cover; frontis illustration partially detached.. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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