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Life and Adventures in the South Pacific.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1861. sep 22 2017. x-361, (10) pp. b/w plates, ills. First edition of one of the classics of whaling literature, who authorship remains a mystery. Howes cites a G.D. Jones as the author of this work, Forster and Hill a J.D. Jones. The title page assigns its authorship to “A Roving Printer.” Regardless of the author’s true identity, he has produced an interesting and authentic narrative of a voyage on the New Bedford whaleship “Emily Morgan” (See Starbuck p. 460-461) and the “day-today occupations of two young men who shipped on the whaler for five years” (Hill). She called at Guam, Strong’s Island, Hawaii, Tonga, Cook Islands and Juan Fernandez. Forster notes that many ships’ names are mentioned in the text. Finally this work is adorned with 38 wonderful wood engraved full-page plates and illustrations in the text that convey the real flavor of South Pacific whaling. Hill 1023. Forster p. 16. Jenkins p. 116. Howes J-213. Four old glue marks in the corners of front paste down and free endpaper. Bound in original cloth, lightly worn, with nick in backstrip.
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