BENNETT, Frederick Debell. Narrative of a Whaling Voyage Round the Globe, from the year 1833 to 1836. Comprising Sketches of Polynesia, California, the Indian Archipelago, etc. With an Account of Southern Whales, the Sperm Whale Fishery, and the Natural History of the Climates Visited. London: Richard Bentleey, 1840.
2 volumes, 8vo (218 x 140 mm). Half-title in vol. 2, 2 pp. publisher's advertisements at end of vol. 1. 2 engraved frontispieces and 1 folding map. (Slight occasional spotting.) Original green cloth, gilt-lettered on spine (slightly rubbed and faded).
FIRST EDITION OF THIS SCARCE BOOK -- A FAVORITE OF HERMAN MELVILLE. Bennett visited Pitcairn Island in 1834 and gives an account of the islanders and details concerning the mutiny of the Bounty. Hill, p.22; Sabin 4726. (2)