7 - 8 April 2004
BEALE, Thomas. The Natural History of the Sperm Whale:... to which is added, a sketch of a South-Sea Whaling Voyage;... London: John Van Voorst, 1839.
8°, (207 x 130mm). 3 wood-engraved plates. Original blind-stamped black cloth gilt, tan half morocco slipcase, inner chemise.
A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of the classic whaling account to Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn and Patagonia, Peru, Hawaii, New Guinea, the Ladrones, and the whale fisheries of the Sea of Japan, by the author of one of the first scientific histories of whaling. Preliminary leaves are numbered to page vi in Roman, as given for the first issue. Sabin 4108. Forbes 1137. Hill, p. 348.
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