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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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Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, Stedman, John Gabriel
2 Stedman, John GabrielNarrative of a Five Years' Expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam
London: J. Johnson, 1796. 1st edition. 2 vols. 4to, brown calf. Full Title: Narrative, of a Five Years' Expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America; from the year 1772, to 1777: elucidating the History of that Country, and describing its Productions, Viz. Quadrupedes, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, Trees, Shrubs, Fruits, & Roots; with an account of the Indians of Guinana, and Negros of Guinea, By Capt.N J.G. Stedman. Illustrated with 80 elegant Engravings, from drawings made by the author. 80 plates, including four foldout maps and views, frontispiece plus title vignettes. A very good copy with all plates intact. Clean and tight with wide margins, no tears, and only minimal light foxing. Recently rebound in full brown calf, color-matched to the original, with new headbands, five raised bands, gilt titles. Vol I: xviii, 407pp., [7] (index, Direction for Placing the Plates, Errata); Vol II: iv, 404pp., [7] (index, Direction for Placing the Plates, Errata). First edition of the noted accounting of Stedmanís expedition to Surinam (Dutch Guiana) and recognized as one of the most important books on plantation life, slavery, and natural history [ Sabin 91075. ]. 
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