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The Marine Mammals of the North-Western Coast of North America, Described and Illustrated: Together with an Account of the American Whale-Fishery.
San Francisco: John H. Carmany and Company, 1874. 4to. 319, v pp. b/w line ills., litho plates, frontispiece. Scammon was a whaling captain turned naturalist. He wrote with authority, both of whaling history and the natural history of whales. With its skillfully executed single and double page lithographs of the major species, this is one of the most dramatic and attractive American whaling books. First edition. Forster 713. Jenkins p. 143. Howes, S136 (a “b” item). Hill 1530. Light scattered foxing, inner hinges repaired. Somke binding wear, but a good copy with gold cover design and spine lettering intact.
      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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