61900
BANNISTER, John L.
GREAT WHALES

Melbourne. 2008. CSIRO Publishing. 1st Ed., in the "Australian Natural History" series. X, 142 PP with b/w illustrations (drawings, graphs, maps, photos) and 15 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 24 x 17. 9780643093737
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$20

46139
BLOND, Georges
LA GRANDE AVENTURE DES BALEINES

Paris. 1955. Editions G.P. 1st edition in Bibliothèque Super Rouge et Or. 256 PP with illustrations (depicting whaling) by Henri Dimpre: 27 in colour (including 9 on full page), and 32 in b/w (including 4 head pieces, 3 tail pieces and the colophon). Hard cover, gilt title on spine and gilt decoration on front board. Occasional foxing, o/wise very good. French text. 21 x 15.
The whaling industry, from its beginning in the Bay of Biscay, to the last days in Antarctica.
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$25

58483
BRADBURY, Georgina, CONSOLI, Stella, COPLAND, Gordon, MATTHEWS, Shirley & SOUTHWOOD, Judith
FIELD TRIP REPORT ON WHALING STATION SITES ON EYRE PENINSULA: FISHERY BAY

Adelaide. 1997. School of Cultural Studies (Archaeology), Flinders University Report. 127, (90 appendix) PP (recto only) with 1 diagram, 4 tables, 10 maps, 25 drawings and 28 plates (4 of them tipped in and in colour), plus 2 large folded plans of Fishery Bay loosely inserted. Soft cover, clear plastic protection, spiral bound. Note to previous owner on content page, dated and signed by co-author Gordon Copland. Fine. 29.8 x 22.
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$30

64990
BRAMICH, Deborah & GILL, Peter
ANTARCTIC WHALES & DOLPHINS

Melbourne. 1995. Australia Post Philatelic Group. 1st edition in the "Australia's Heritage in Stamps" series. 40 PP with 2 maps, 2 b/w and 46 colour photos. Pictorial laminated boards. Fine. 30.5 x 21.5. 0642225710
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$10

68950
BROEZE, Frank & HENDERSON, Graeme
WESTERN AUSTRALIANS & THE SEA - OUR MARITIME HERITAGE

Perth. 1986. W.A. Museum. 1st Ed. 74 PP with 3 maps, b/w illustrations and 16 colour photos. Fp (in colour): Western Australian sail training ship Leeuwin. Illustrated soft covers with tape and number on bottom of front cover near spine and library stamps on half-title page. Lacks the title-page. Foxing spots on outside edges and covers, o/wise complete and still a very good copy. Oblong: 21 x 28.3. 0730912442
Coastal aborigines, discoveries & shipwrecks of the Dutch, English & French explorers, Whaling...
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$5

21330
BROWN, Diana & Colin
THE WHALER AND THE PRIVATEER, The Story of Two Ships

Nantucket. 1993. Letter of Marque Press. 1st Ed. XXII, 275 PP with 36 b/w figures. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 23 x 15.4. 096382080X
The French whaler Hero (Héros du Havre) and the English privateer Swallow, from the journal of Wm. Morris, first mate of the former and Wm. Mann, a carpenter of the latter. The Swallow seized the Hero off Santa Catarina Island (Brazil) in December, 1803.
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$30

70522
BRYDEN, E. (editor)
SCRIMSHAW

Hobart. 1963. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. 1st edition with a preface by Alfred W. Pedder, and a foreword by W. Bryden. 24 PP with 21 b/w photos. Soft covers, illustrated front. Light soiling of covers with a little insect damage on front, o/wise contents clean and a very good copy. 24.6 x 18.4.
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$20

61824
BULLEN, Frank T.
THE CRUISE OF THE "CACHALOT" - Round the World after Sperm Whales

London. 1948. John Murray. Reprint of the cheap edition 1910. XXII, 375 PP with 1 head piece, plus 1 folded map & 8 b/w plates. Fp: The "Cachalot". Hard cover, decorated front, chipped dj. Occasional foxing. Lacks front endpaper, o/wise very good. 19 x 13.
A whaling cruise through the Atlantic, Indian & Pacific Oceans - Japan, Hawaii, Christmas Is., Futuna Is, Bay of Islands and the return to New Bedford.
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$15

65222
CARY, William S.
WRECKED ON THE FEEJEES - Experience of a Nantucket Man, the sole survivor of crew of Whaleship "Oeno", who lived for nine years among Cannibals of South Pacific

Nantucket, Mass. 1928. The Inquirer and Mirror Press. 1st edition with a foreword by Harry B. Turner. (4), 74 PP. Contemporary card covers retaining original wrappers which are pasted down. Staples removed. Few tears repaired. Name of previous owner on rear blank page. Paper a little browned, o/wise a very good clean copy. Scarce. 19 x 14.5.
An account of the Nantucket whaling ship "Oeno" wrecked on Turtle Island on 5th April, 1825.
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$100

21246
CHISHOLM, Jocelyn
CAPTAIN CATTLIN TOWARDS NEW ZEALAND

Wellington. 1994. Author. 1st Ed. 96 PP with b/w illustrations (3 maps, facsimile, paintings). Title-page: Facsimile of Journal of a Voyage...1827. Eps: Map of South West Pacific. Pictorial soft cover. Occasional foxing, o/wise fine. 24 x 17.5. 0959759719
Trading between Australia & New Zealand. Whaling off Kermadec, Tonga, Solomons... between 1827 & 1837.
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$15

60906
CLODE, Danielle
KILLERS IN EDEN: The story of a rare partnership between Men and Killer Whales

Melbourne. 2011. Museum Victoria. 2nd edition of the 2002 original. (10), 156 PP with b/w and colour illustrations (drawings, maps, photos). Fp (in colour): The Death Fury, by Oswald W. B. Brierly). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 24 x 17. 9780980619089
The true story of killer whales and their remarkable partnership with the whalers of Twofold Bay.
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$30

32405
COLWELL, Max
WHALING AROUND AUSTRALIA

Adelaide. 1969. Rigby. 1st Ed. (12), 168 PP, (10 bibliography & index) with 7 line drawings by Vic Hatcher, plus 20 pages with 34 b/w illustrations. Fp: Dolphins by the bow. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Occasional foxing. Near fine. 21 x 13.5.
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$10

52501
COLWELL, Max, / BROWN, Peter Lancaster
WHALING AROUND AUSTRALIA / AUSTRALIA'S COAST OF CORAL AND PEARL (two books in one)

Melbourne. 1995. Seal Books. 1st edition in this form. Whaling...: (10), 168, (10 bibliography & index) PP with line drawings (head pieces and tail pieces) by Vic Hatcher, plus 20 pages with 34 b/w illustrations. Australia's Coast...: (2), 208 PP, plus 12 pages with 21 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover has a few rubs and creases, o/wise very good. 18 x 11.
Whaling days in Australia.
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$10

37979
CREDLAND, Arthur G.
THE HULL WHALING TRADE - An Arctic Enterprise

Beverley, East Yorkshire. 1995. Hutton Press. 1st Ed. 155 PP with 1 map, 12 colour and 98 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 19.9 x 20.8. 1872167773
Whaling fisheries: Greenland and Davis Strait...
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$20

60384
CROPP, Glynnis M., WATTS, Noel R., COLLINS, Roger D. J. & HOWE, K. R. (editors)
PACIFIC JOURNEYS: Essays in Honour of John Dunmore

Wellington. 2005. Victoria University Press. 1st Ed. 232 PP with 2 tables and 4 b/w plates. Pictorial soft cover. Dedicatory note on title page signed by John Dunmore. Very good. 24 x 17. 0864735073
16 papers. 4 in French: France in the Pacifique during the "Restauration" (1815-1830), by Christian Huetz de Lemps... 12 in English: A French garden in Tasmania, by Edward Duyker... Patrick O'Reilly: Biographer of the Pacific, by Hugh Laracy... French Whalers and the Maori, by Peter Tremewan. French Whalers at Otago, by Ian Church...
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$40

67978
CUMPSTON, J. S.
MACQUARIE ISLAND

Canberra. 1968. Antarctic Division/Department of External Affairs. 1st Ed. Publication No. 93, ANARE Scientific Reports, series A (1) Narrative. XII, 380 PP with 4 tail pieces and 6 maps, plus 34 pages with 70 b/w photos. Fp: North end of Macquarie Island. FEP: Chart & plans of anchorages at Macquarie Is. REP: Bird life at the Macquarie Is. Green cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Small mark/remnants of sellotape on spine. Verso of the FFEP with dedicatory note to the Nantucket Atheneum Library dated 14 October 1970 and signed by the Author. Discreet stamp of The Nantucket Atheneum on front endpaper and at lower part of title page and on top of Chapter 1 page. An otherwise near fine copy. Scarce. 25.7 x 18.5.
Discovery and story of the ships which visited the island and of the men who manned them. Research expeditions.
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$200

45014
DAVIDSON, René
WHALEMEN OF TWOFOLD BAY

Eden. 1988. Author. 1st Ed. XI, 172 PP with 2 maps and many b/w illustrations (drawings, engravings & photos). Pictorial soft cover with light wear, o/wise a fine copy. Scarce. Oblong: 21 x 29.5. 0949362026
Historical photographs on the whales, their chases, the whalemen and their family life.
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$55

41968
DEANE, Rev. Wallace
THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF A WHALE'S TOOTH - A Missionary Story of Fiji for young people and others

Sydney. 1919. Epworth Printing and Publishing / The Methodist Book Depot. 1st Ed. 169, (3 publications) PP, plus 15 b/w plates. Fp: Tabua / The Great Whale's Tooth. Cloth cover, b/w illustration by author pasted down as a vignette on front cover. Light foxing. Near fine. Scarce. 19 x 13.
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$60

59538
DELANO, Amasa
A NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO NEW HOLLAND AND VAN DIEMEN'S LAND

Hobart. 1973. Cat & Fiddle Press. Facsimile extract of the 1817 original, limited to 500 copies. 58 PP. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket lightly rubbed, o/wise fine. 22.3 x 14. 0858530104
A facsimile extract from "A Narrative of Voyages and Travels in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres comprising three Voyages round the World together with a Voyage of survey and discovery in the Pacific Ocean and Oriental Islands". Sealing in Bass Strait, calls of the ship Perseverance at Hobart and Sydney in 1804.
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$30

21387
DIAMOND, Marion
BEN BOYD OF BOYDTOWN

Melbourne. 1995. Melbourne University Press. Updated edition of the 1988 The Sea Horse and the Wanderer. XIV, 262 PP with 1 map and 2 figures, plus 8 pages with 10 bw illust. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 22.4 x 14.8. 0522456734
City banker. Shipping magnate. Whaling... Afterword, P.257 to 262, on the murder/disappearance of Ben Boyd on the island of Guadalcanal.
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$20

21386
DIAMOND, Marion
THE SEA HORSE AND THE WANDERER - Ben Boyd in Australia

Melbourne. 1988. Melbourne University Press. 1st Ed. XIV, 254 PP with 1 map and 2 figures, plus 8 pages with 10 b/w illust. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 22.4 x 14.8. 0522843557
City banker. Shipping magnate. Whaling...
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$10

50827
DICKSON, Rod (editor)
TO KING GEORGE THE THIRD SOUND FOR WHALES. A voyage aboard the British Whaling Vessel KINGSTON of London, Captain Thomas Dennis 1800-1802

Perth. 2006. Hesperian Press. 1st Ed. Transcribed from the Original Ship's Logbook. XIV, 159 PP with 1 plan, 1 illustration, 5 facsimile of logbook pages, and 9 charts. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 25 x 17.2. 0859053725
Sailed from England, January 1800... South Africa. Reached Albany, Western Australia, mid August 1800. Sailed the coast of West Australia until mid December 1800... Return via Baie de St. Augustin (Tulear), Madagascar, South Africa, St Helena...
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$55

30607
DOAK, Wade
ENCOUNTERS WITH WHALES & DOLPHINS

Auckland. 1988. Hodder and Stoughton. 1st Ed. 250 PP, plus 48 pages with 97 colour photos. Decorated endpapers. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 26.6 x 20. 0340492902
Relationship between human and cetacean creatures.
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$15

21290
DODGE, Ernest S.
BALEINIERS A TAHITI

Paris. 1971. Société des Océanistes. 1st Ed. Dossier No. 11 in the Dossiers Tahitiens series. 32 PP with 31 b/w illust. Pictorial soft cover (pêche à la baleine by Louis Garnera]. French text. Fine. 19 x 14.
Whaling ships in the South Pacific. Calls at Tahiti.
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$20

21313
DOW, George Francis
WHALE SHIPS AND WHALING, A Pictorial History

New York. 1985. Dover. Reprint of the 1925 edition. 241 PP with 207 b/w illust. Pictorial soft cover. Occasional foxing, o/wise fine. 23.5 x 16.5. 0486248089
Pictorial history of whaling with an account of the whale fishery in colonial New England.
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$10

22336
DRUETT, Joan
PETTICOAT WHALERS, Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920

Auckland. 1991. Collins. 1st Ed. VI, 213 PP, with b/w illustrations, plus 8 pages of colour illustrations (Paintings by Ron Druett). Eps: Northern Whale Fishery. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 26 x 18.5. 1869500431
Experiences of women accompanying their husbands-skippers on the long and perilous voyages of the whaling ships.
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$15

45018
du PASQUIER, Thierry
LES BALEINIERS BASQUES

Paris. 2000. S. P. M. 1st Ed. Volume No. 31 in the Collection Kronos. 452 PP with 1graph, 6 maps, 47 b/w illustrations and over 15 tables. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 22 x 15. 290195233X
The whale fishery started and developed by the Basque of the Bay of Biscay.
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$70

65252
EDWARDS, Hugh
THE REMARKABLE DOLPHINS OF MONKEY MIA

Perth. 1989. Author. 1st Ed. (6), 110 PP with 1 map , 1 colour photo and b/w illustrations, plus 32 pages with 66 colour photos. Title page (in colour): Dolphin. Pictorial soft cover. Dedicatory note inside front cover signed by the author. Near fine. 24 x 16.2. 0731679822
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$10

21285
FORSTER, Honore (compiler)
THE SOUTH SEA WHALER - An Annotated Bibliography...

Sharon, Mass. 1985. Kendall Whaling Museum. 1st Ed. IX, 157 PP. Fp: South Sea Whaling by W.E. Norton. Eps: Map of the Pacific Ocean. Cloth cover. Fine. 26 x 17.5. 0937854220
... bibliography of published historical, literary and art material relating to whaling in the Pacific Ocean in the nineteenth century
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$20

21340
FRANCIS, Daniel
A HISTORY OF WORLD WHALING

Markham, Ontario. 1990. Viking. 1st Ed. XVI, 288 PP with 45 b/w illust. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24 x 16.5. 067082447X
From the beginnings with the Basque whalers of the Bay of Biscay, to the modern whaling & the IWC moratorium & the arrival of Greenpeace on the whaling scene. Whaling in paradise, in the Arctic, the Antarctic & the Sea of Cortez.
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$20

40473
GANNIER, Alexandre
BALEINES & DAUPHINS DE POLYNESIE

Papeete. 2001. Au Vent des Iles. 1st Ed, in collection Survol. 72 PP with 1 map, 71 colour photos and 16 b/w drawings for the identification guide. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text (English and French text for the identification guide of 18 pages). 20 x 13. 2909790134
Whales and dolphins of French Polynesia, with a bilingual (English & French identification guide).
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$35

34604
GARRIGUE, Claire & GREAVES, Jacqui
NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE, UN RENDEZ-VOUS POUR LES BALEINES - New Caledonia, A Rendezvous for the Humpback Whale

Nouméa. 1999. Editions Catherine Ledru. 1st Ed. 160 PP with 1 map, 1 duotone illust., and hundreds of colour photos. Includes an audio CD of Humpback whale songs recorded in the lagoon of New Caledonia. Hard cover, dj. Fine. French and English text (preface and acknowledgments in Japanese). 25.5 x 25.5. 2950578411
The humpback whale at a glimpse. Life and behaviour of the humpback whale.
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$130

39648
GILL, Peter & BURKE, Cecilia
WHALE WATCHING IN AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND WATERS

Sydney. 1999. New Holland Publishers. 1st Ed. XII, 148 PP with location maps, b/w illustrations by Ian Faulkner and colour illustrations by Pieter Folkens. Fp (in colour): Southern right whales off Head of Bight, South Australia. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 15. 1864364726
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$15

57192
GOODSON HARRIS, Timothy
A WHALE'S SONG: The Humpbacks of Eastern Australia

Lismore, NSW. 2003. Southern Cross University Whale Research Centre 1st Ed. Foreword by Di Morrissey. 48 PP with b/w and colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 14.8 x 21. 1863844925
Whaling in Australia. Whales Natural History.
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$25

22141
GRACE, Eric S.
WHALE: Giant of the Ocean

Sydney. 1996. Sandstone Books. 1st Australian edition. 128 PP with colour photos. Fp: Diver meets humpback whale. Title page: A humpback flips its tail into the air. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. Oblong: 26 x 28.5. 1875986375
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$30

56067
GUNSON, Niel
THE DALTON JOURNAL, Two Whaling Voyages to the South Seas 1823-1829

Canberra. 1990. National Library of Australia 1st Ed., foreword by Warren Horton. XII, 140 PP with 12 b/w illustrations. Eps: Facsimile of Log Book. Hard cover, scrimshaw illustration on front cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Dedicatory note to Honore Forster, Australian Historian (Whaling Specialist) on page facing title page, signed by Niel Gunson, editor. Fine. 24.8 x 17.4. 0642105057
A British account of whaling in the South Seas on board the Phoenix in 1823-25 and the Harriet 1826-29.
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$45

63868
HAWES, Charles Boardman
WHALING

London. 1924. Wm. Heinemann. 1st UK Ed. VIII, (4), 358 PP, plus 7 coloured plates by Clifford W. Ashley. Title page: vignette with a whaler. Blue cloth cover with a nice gilt device on front board, gilt title on spine. Newspaper clipping (5 b/w photos) of "The Auckland Weekly News", April 1925 loosely inserted. Slight ageing of paper. Bookplate of previous owner on front endpaper. An otherwise near fine copy. 23 x 15.5.
Sub-title: "Wherein are discussed the first whalemen of whom we have record; the growth of European whaling industry, and its offspring, the American whaling industry ......"
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$90

66210
HMSO
FALKLAND ISLANDS AND DEPENDENCIES - Report for the Years 1954 and 1955

London. 1956. Colonial Reports / Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1956 edition, in the "Colonial Reports" series. 70, (2) PP with tables, plus 4 pages with 7 b/w photos at centrefold and 2 folded charts at back of book. Soft cover, staples. Stamp of previous owner at top of title page. Very good. 21.5 x 13.5.
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$20

45205
HOLDEN, Robert
THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA - The Life of Australian Whaling Captain William Chamberlain: A tale of abduction, adventure and murder

Sydney. 2003. HarperCollins. 1st Ed. XIV, 302 PP with 1 b/w illustration. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 23.3 x 15.3. 0732275571
Historical reconstruction.
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$5

57460
JACKSON, C. Ian (editor)
THE ARCTIC WHALING JOURNALS OF WILLIAM SCORESBY THE YOUNGER - Volume II: The voyages of 1814, 1815 and 1816

London. 2008. Hakluyt Society. 1st Ed. Series III, Volume 20. XXXVII, 308 PP with 3 maps and 9 b/w illustrations. Fp: Flensing a whale. Cloth cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine. dj. Fine. 25.2 x 18. 9780904180923
... with an Appendix "Scoresby's Navigation", by George Huxtable.
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$70

57535
JACKSON, C. Ian (editor)
THE ARCTIC WHALING JOURNALS OF WILLIAM SCORESBY THE YOUNGER - Volume III: The voyages of 1817, 1818 and 1820

London. 2009. Hakluyt Society. 1st Ed. Series III, Volume 21. XLII, 245 PP with 3 maps and 10 b/w illustrations. Fp: Model of the "Baffin". Cloth cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine. dj. Fine. 25.2 x 18. 9780904180954
... with an Appendix "The Building of Arctic Whalers", by Fred M. George Walker.
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$70

57784
JARMAN, Robert
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS IN THE "JAPAN", employed in the Sperm Whale Fishery, under the Command of John May

Melbourne. 2009. Edition Renard. Reprint of the 1838 original, in a limited edition of 100 numbered copies (Nos. 101 to 200). Edited, with an Introduction, Notes, Chronology, and Index by Robert M. Warneke. X, (2 blank), VI, 318 PP. Fp: Portrait of Robert Jarman in 1877. Top edge dyed. Marker ribbon. Cloth cover (full linen), title-labels on front board and spine. New. 23 x 16.5.
Voyage: June 1831 to August 1834. London, Cape of Good Hope, St Paul Island (Indian Ocean), Indonesia, Japan, Hawai'i, Tonga, Australia, Fiji, Kiribati ... New Zealand, Cape Horn, Azores, London.
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$195

58806
JARMAN, Robert
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS IN THE "JAPAN", employed in the Sperm Whale Fishery, under the Command of John May

Melbourne. 2009. Edition Renard. Reprint of the 1838 original, in a limited edition of 30 numbered copies (No. 21). Edited, with an Introduction, Notes, Chronology, and Index by Robert M. Warneke. X, (2 blank), VI, 318 PP. Fp: Portrait of Robert Jarman in 1877. All edges tinted. Marker ribbon. Full grey goatskin, gilt title on spine, cloth slipcase with title on labels. Fine. 24.3 x 17.
Voyage: June 1831 to August 1834. London, Cape of Good Hope, St Paul Island (Indian Ocean), Indonesia, Japan, Hawai'i, Tonga, Australia, Fiji, Kiribati ... New Zealand, Cape Horn, Azores, London.
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$650

57785
JARMAN, Robert
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS IN THE "JAPAN", employed in the Sperm Whale Fishery, under the Command of John May

Melbourne. 2009. Edition Renard. Reprint of the 1838 original, in a limited edition of 70 numbered copies 31 to 100 (number 36). Edited, with an Introduction, Notes, Chronology, and Index by Robert M. Warneke. X, (2 blank), VI, 318 PP. Fp: Portrait of Robert Jarman in 1877. Top edge dyed. Marker ribbon. Quarter bound, grey goatskin with moire cloth sides, title on spine. Fine. 23 x 16.5.
Voyage: June 1831 to August 1834. London, Cape of Good Hope, St Paul Island (Indian Ocean), Indonesia, Japan, Hawai'i, Tonga, Australia, Fiji, Kiribati ... New Zealand, Cape Horn, Azores, London.
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$365

39024
KERR, Margaret & Colin
AUSTRALIA'S EARLY WHALEMEN

Adelaide. 1980. Rigby. 1st Ed. 64 PP with 41 b/w illustrations. Fp: Cutting blubber aboard the whaler Mimosa. Hard cover, dj. Ex library copy with 2 stamps (front endpaper and verso of title page), sellotape marks on covers. A very good working copy. 24.5 x 18.5. 0727012525
Whaling stations set up in many parts of the coast and islands.
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$5

61452
LAWRENCE, Susan
WHALERS AND FREE MEN - Life on Tasmania's Colonial Whaling Stations

Melbourne. 2006. Australian Scholarly Publishing. 1st Ed. VIII, 211 PP with tables on 31 pages, plus 62 pages with b/w illustrations (maps, plans, sketches & graphs, plans and photos). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 13.6. 174097087X
Whaling sites. Whaling and Sealing shipwrecks. Shore whaling stations in Australia and New Zealand. Whales and whaling at the Australian National Maritime Museum, by Patricia Miles.
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$35

68052
LAWSON, Will
HARPOONS AHOY ! - Fighting the Great Sperm Whales

Sydney. 1938. Angus & Robertson. 1st Ed. IX, (2), 220 PP. Blue cloth cover, title on front cover and spine. Spine lightly rubbed at head and foot and dulled. Occasional light foxing. Very good. 22 x 15.
Story of the great sperm whales and Captain McKillop, last of the old-time whalers out of Hobart (as told to the author).
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$50

37602
LAWSON, Will
IN BEN BOYD'S DAY

Sydney. 1939. New Century Press. 1st Ed. 255 PP. Cloth cover. Spine sunned, light wear, some foxing, renewed endpapers. Very good. 18.7 x 12.5.
Novel based on Ben Boyd's life, achievements... to his ultimate death on Guadalcanal Island.
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$30

69926
LAWSON, Will & The Shiplovers' Society of Tasmania
BLUE GUM CLIPPERS AND WHALE SHIPS OF TASMANIA

Melbourne. 1949. Georgian House. 1st Ed. 261 PP, plus 30 b/w plates. Fp: Sailing ships at New Wharf in 1881. Cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket with a spine lightly faded, and piece missing at head.. Offsetting on endpapers, light foxing. An otherwise clean and very good copy. 22 x 14.5.
Early whaling, trading and shipbuilding in Tasmania.
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$40

57049
LAZARUS, Sarah
TROUBLED WATERS. The Changing Fortunes of Whales and Dolphins

Melbourne. 2006. CSIRO. 1st Australian edition of the 2006 UK original. VI, 210 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 8 pages with 10 colour photos. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 20.5 x 13.5. 0643093893
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$40

21384
LONEY, Jack
SEA ADVENTURES AND WRECKS ON THE N.S.W. SOUTH COAST

Geelong. c.1980. Marine History Publication. 3rd edition. 80 PP, plus 24 pages with 1 map & 44 b/w illust. Pict. soft cover. Very good. 20.4 x 14. 0909244081
Ruins of Bittangabee Bay - Ben Boyd and Twofold Bay - mutiny on the whaling ship Junior in 1857... shipwrecks.
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$15

69961
LONEY, Jack
SHIPWRECKS AND SEA ADVENTURES AROUND WILSONS PROMONTORY

Newtown, Vic. 1982. Neptune Press. 1st Ed. No. 1 in the Neptune's Coast Watch series. 85 PP with b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft covers with light soiling. Name of previous owner on half title page. Near fine. Oblong: 19 x 22.2. 0909131953
Exploration, sealing and whaling, shipwrecks.
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$20

21286
McCARTHY, Mike
EXCAVATION OF THE BARQUE DAY DAWN

Perth. 1980. W.A. Museum. 1st Ed. 58 PP with b/w illustrations. Illustrated card cover. Near fine. 22 x 17. 0724482237
The excavation and identification of the wreck of an ex-American whaling ship in Cockburn Sound.
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$20

70591
McKILLOP, Captain William
THE LAST OF THE SAIL WHALERS: Whaling off Tasmania and Southern New Zealand by Captain William McKillop (1865-1938)

Hobart. 2019. Navarine Publishing. 1st Ed. No. 66, in the Roebuck series. Edited by Rhys Richards & Graeme Broxam. XIV, 216, (4 blank) PP with 1 family tree, 8 colour illustrations (including a map of Tasmania) and over 60 b/w illustrations: 5 maps (2 with inset), 6 drawings, 20 sketches by Gordon Grant and 35 photos and portraits. Laminated pictorial boards. Copy signed on title page by Graeme Broxam, publisher and co-editor. New. 26.2 x 21. 9780992366070
Born Stewart Island, NZ, Coastal trading and seaing in New Zealand southern waters. Settled in Tasmania in 1893.
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$55

21466
McNAB, Robert
THE OLD WHALING DAYS - A History of Southern New Zealand from 1830 to 1840

Auckland. 1975. Golden Press. Reprint of the 1913 original, in the New Zealand Classics series. XIII, 508 PP. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 21 x 13.5. 0855584327
The competition between French, American and British whalers for the sperm whale.
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$20

21233
MADDOCK, Shirley
THESE ANTIPODES, A New Zealand Album 1814 to 1854

Auckland. 1979. Collins. 1st Ed. X, 318 PP with b/w illust. plus 28 pages with 64 colour illust. (photos by Don Whyte). Hard cover, dj. Stamp on outside lower edge, o/wise very good. 26 x 20. 0002169584
A vivid account of New Zealand's past: its early visitors, explorers, whalers, missionaries.
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$20

62461
MANN, John, OLYSLAGER, J. et al.
WYT'S DIGEST OF DUTCH SHIPPING AND SHIPBUILDING 1955

Rotterdam. 1955. Dagblad Scheepvaart. 1st edition. Introduction by Bernard E. Ruys. 316 PP with period advertisements, tables and b/w photos. Pictorial laminated boards, cloth spine. Covers lightly worn/rubbed, o/wise near fine. 32.2 x 24.
Dutch Liner Shipping in 1954, by J. Olyslager. Dutch Antarctic Whaling in 1954, by A. Wanderink Vinke. ... Dutch Merchant Fleet, on December 31st 1954 (brought up until April 1st 1955).
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$30

69531
MARTIN, Stephen
THE WHALES' JOURNEY

Sydney. 2001. Allen & Unwin. 1st Ed. XII, 251 PP with 2 maps and 13 b/w illustrations, plus 8 pages with 2 b/w photos and 10 colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 23 x 15.2. 1865082325
A year in the life of a humpback whale and a century in the history of whaling. Whaling at Bay of Islands and Tory Channel, New Zealand. Whaling at Twofold Bay, in West Australia, Moreton Bay (Tangalooma), Norfolk Island...
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$25

21235
MATTHEWS, Dr. Leonard Harrison (editor)
THE WHALE

New York. 1968. Simon & Schuster. 1st Ed. Foreword by Philip F. Purrington. 287 PP profusely illustrated in b/w & colour. Eps: Whale species (Japanese names). Hard cover, silver device on front cover, dj. Dust jacket chipped and repaired. Occasional foxing, o/wise very good. Oblong: 25.2 x 27.5.
The whales in mythology and folklore, their biology, whaling industry and whaling boats, whale products, ... whale protection.
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$15

52502
MAXWELL, C. Bede
WOODEN HOOKERS - Epics of the Sea History of Australia

Sydney. 1940. Angus & Robertson. 1st Ed. IX, 780 PP. Cloth cover. Old damp marks on front cover, front endpaper and front margin of the 15 first leaves (not affecting the text). Light foxing, o/wise very good. 19.5 x 13.5.
True tales of heroism, endurance & resourcefulness. Tales of the men who sailed the wooden hookers, the mutinies, piracy, shipwrecks, whalers, blackbirders...
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$15

21364
MEAD, Tom
EMPIRE OF STRAW - The Dynamic Rise and Disastrous Fall of Dashing Colonial Tycoon Benjamin Boyd

Sydney. 1994. Dolphin Books. 1st Ed. VIII, 286 PP (2 adv.) with 1 map & 3 portraits, 3 tail-pieces & 3 b/w illust. in text plus 8 pages with 8 colour plates & 16 pages with 16 b/w plates. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 24.5 x 16.5. 0909089043
With the money of the Royal Bank of Australia, Boyd became a grazier, built a city at Twofold Bay, started a coastal trade and had 9 sailing ships for deap sea fishing. To refloat his empire, he went gold-digging in California and wanted to become a South Pacific Raj.
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$20

39597
MEAD, Tom
KILLERS OF EDEN - The Killer Whales of Twofold Bay

Sydney. 1996. Dolphin Books. Reprint of the 1992 edition by Dolphin Books, an enlarged soft cover edition of the 1961 original. VIII, 247 PP with 1 map & 20 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 23 x 15. 0909089027
Whaling at Twofold Bay, the Davidson family and the killer whales.
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$20

57567
MICCO, Helen Mary
KING ISLAND AND THE SEALING TRADE, 1802

Canberra. 1971. Roebuck. 1st Ed., Volume 3 in the Roebuck series. IV, 5I PP plus 8 pages with 7 b/w plates. FEP: Map of King Island. REP: The 3 vessels of Baudin's expedition. Hard cover, dj (closed tear). Ex Library copy with stamps on title page. Front endpaper: numbers on front and pocket on verso, o/wise very good. 26 x 18.8. 0950085812
A translation of chapters 22 & 23 of the narrative by François Péron published in the official account of the voyage of discovery to the Southern lands undertaken in the corvettes Le Géographe, Le Naturaliste, and the schooner Casuarina during the years 1800 to 1804, under the command of Captain Nicolas Baudin.
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$10

68088
MIDDLETON, Angela
TWO HUNDRED YEARS ON COD FISH ISLAND (WHENUAHOU) - From Cultural Encounter to Nature Conservation

Invercargill, NZ. 2007. Department of Conservation / Te Papa Atawhai. Southland Conservancy, June 2007 edition. 84 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial stiff covers. Fine. 29.7 x 20.8. 9421005174731
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$30

68051
MORTON, Harry
THE WHALE'S WAKE

Dunedin. 1982. University of Otago Press. 1st Ed. 396 PP with tail pieces by Peggy Morton, plus 40 pages with 108 b/w illustrations. FEP: Australasia whaling grounds. REP: Whaling harbours & shore station locations of New Zealand. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket with small repaired tears. A near fine copy. 24 x 15.4. 0908569297
Whaling in New Zealand waters from 1792 to the late 1850's, its impact on Maori culture and the shaping of the NZ character.
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$40

38543
N/A
FREMANTLE MUSEUM

Fremantle. c.1970. Fremantle Branch, Western Australian Museum. 1st Ed. 16 PP with b/w illustrations. Inside front cover: The Vlamingh Plate, 1697. Inside back cover: Dirck Hartog's plate, 1616... Illustrated soft cover. Near fine. Oblong: 18.3 x 24.2.
Early maritime history. Swan River Colony. The Asylum Building...
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$20

45382
NASH, Michael
THE BAY WHALERS - Tasmania 's shore-based whaling industry

Canberra. 2003. Navarine Publishing / Tasmanian Heritage Office. 1st Ed. VI, 170 PP with 2 graphs, 5 sketches, 9 maps, 32 colour and 20 b/w illustrations. Title spread: Whaleboat approaching for the kill. Eps: Map of the world with whaling grounds. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24.9 x 18. 0958656193
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$20

57001
NASH, Michael
CAPTAIN ROBINSON : The Reminiscences of a Tasmanian Master Mariner. James Williams Robinson 1824-1906

Hobart. 2009. Blubber Head Press. 1st edition limited to 500 numbered copies. X, 175, (3) PP with 20 b/w illustrations, plus 8 pages with 5 b/w and 11 colour illustrations. Fp: Portrait of Captain James William Robinson. Eps: Map of the South Pacific Ocean. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 24.8 x 17. 9780908528349
Bay-whaling in Tasmania then pelagic whaling. Sealing on Heard Island. Guano in Queensland. Trading in the Indian and the Pacific Oceans...
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$55

64975
NICHOLSON, John
CEDAR, SEALS AND WHALING SHIPS

Sydney. 2007. Allen & Unwin. 1st edition (juvenile). No. 2 in the "Transport, Trade and Travel in Australia 1788-1830s" series. 32 PP with colour illustrations by the author. Pictorial laminated boards. Fine. 27.5 x 22. 9781741750034
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$40

68619
NICOL, John
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOHN NICOL, Mariner

London. 1937. Cassell & Co. Ltd. Reprint of the 1822 original. Foreword and Afterword by Alexander Laing. X, 245 PP with 15 illustrations by Gordon Grant. Fp: John Nicol, aged 67 (engraving by W.H. Lizars). Cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Stamp of the Tasmanian Maritime and Folk Museum on half-title page. Renewed endpapers. Light foxing, o/wise a very good clean copy. 21.7 x 15.
His service in King's ships in war & peace, his travels & explorations by sea to remote & unknown countries, in merchant vessels, whalers & other sundry craft... Hawaii in 1786/1787 with Capt. Portlock. To Botany Bay on the "Lady Julian" with 245 female convicts in 1789/1790. South Sea whaling on the "Amelia".... Press ganged, Battle of the Nile...
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$45

31655
NORDHOFF, Charles
LIFE ON THE OCEAN: being Sketches of Personal Experience in the United States Naval Service, The American and British Merchant Marine, and The Whaling Service

London. 1974. Macdonald and Jane's. Reprint of the 1874 original. 1st UK publication of the 1970 US edition. (8), VIII, 9-286, X, 11-383, VIII, 9-288 PP with 11 b/w illust., plus 15 b/w plates. Illustrated hard cover, gilt title on cloth spine, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket is a little scuffed, o/wise a fine copy. 21.8 x 14. 0356047520
Man-of-War life. Whaling and fishing. Merchant Seaman.
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$60

65670
NORFOLK ISLAND
TERRITORY OF NORFOLK ISLAND

Canberra. 1963. Department of Territories, Commonwealth of Australia.. Revised edition of the October 1961 original. Brochure of 4 pages, 1 folded map and 12 b/w photos with captions. Contained in a stapled pictorial envelope. Front cover with b/w illustrations on recto and verso. Very good. Oblong: 14.6 x 20.
Photos: "flensing the blubber from a whale at Cascade Bay" / "lightering cargo at the Cascade jetty" ...
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$15

36453
NORMAN, Leslie
HAUNTS OF THE BLUE WHALE

Hobart. 1978. O.B.M. Publishing. 1st Ed. XVI, 156 PP with 12 tables, plus 12 pages with 20 b/w photos. Fp: A full rigged whaler at sea. Cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, faint foxing, o/wise fine. 25 x 17.5. 0959903453
The whaling industry as it applied to the old port of Hobart Town: whaling on the seven seas as well as whaling fleets taking shelter, refitting & victualling.
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$45

70089
O'MAY, Harry
WOODEN HOOKERS OF HOBART TOWN AND WHALERS OUT OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND

Hobart. c. 1960's. L. G. Shea, Government Printer. 137, VI (index) PP & 101, (3 index) PP, plus 32 pages with 61 b/w photos. Green cloth cover with title on front, dust jacket has a few chips with small pieces missing and is protected. A near fine copy. Scarce. 22 x 14.5.
Whaling in the early days of Van Diemen's Land.
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$20

70131
PASH, Chris
THE LAST WHALE

Fremantle. 2008. Fremantle Press. 1st Ed. 223, (1 colophon) PP with 51 b/w photos. Pictorial soft covers. Near fine. 19.8 x 12.7. 9781921361487
Last days of whaling in Western Australia.
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$20

61591
PINKHAM, Hezekiah / DICKSON, Rod
HEZEKIAH PINKHAM - His Jurnel 1793 - 1802

Perth. 2011. Hesperian Press. 1st edition, transcribed and explained by Rod Dickson. VI, 194 PP with 10 facsimile pages of the original log books. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 29.7 x 21. 9780859055086
Journals / logs of his time at sea on board 3 Whaling Ships (Union: 1793-1794 - Boston Packet: 1794-1795 & President: 1797-1799) and 2 Cargo Ships (William and Henry : 1800 & American Packet: 1801-1802).
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$65

46628
POIRIER, Nicolas
LES BALEINIERS FRANCAIS EN NOUVELLE-ZELANDE. Des ambitions coloniales de la Monarchie de Juillet dans le Pacifique

Paris. 2003. Les Indes Savantes. 1st Ed. 172, (2) PP with 2 maps, 7 maps and many tables, plus 12 pages with 6 b/w and 13 colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 24 x 16. 2846540314
French whaling in the Pacific, and attempt to create a French settlement in New Zealand.
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$75

56031
POLLARD, Jack
WHALE WATCHING IN AUSTRALIA

Sydney. 1996. The Book Company International. 1st Ed., with a foreword by Mimi Macpherson. X, 67 PP with head pieces, tail pieces, 1 map, 2 sketches, 6 b/w illustrations of whales, and 26 colour photos. Pictorial laminated boards, dj (closed tear). Near fine. Oblong: 22 x 29.7. 1863091734
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$15

56137
REDOR, Florence
LE DOCTEUR NEL, CHIRURGIEN-BALEINIER DE L' ALBATROS, Le Havre (1837-1840)

Nantes. 1980. Author & Université de Nantes. Thesis. (2 pages of an 1843 letter (copy) given to the author by M. du Pasquier), (10), 265 PP, (1) printed on recto only, with 4 graphs, tables and 2 maps. Bound in green cloth, gilt title on spine. Loosely inserted: signed manuscript letter from the author to Honore Forster, Australian Historian (Whaling Specialist). French text. Fine. 30 x 21.
Thesis for her Ph.D. in Medicine, held Nantes, 4th April 1980. Chapter I: General History of Whaling. Chapter II: Whaling from the port of le Havre, and doctors or surgeons on French whaling ships. Chapter III (pages 153 to 257): Voyage of the whaling ship Albatros by Jean-Baptiste Généreux Nel, M. D. - Sailed from le Havre on 16 October 1837, Cape Horn, Valdivia (Chile) 24 January 1838, Honolulu (April 1838 then July / August 1838).. Bay of Islands February 1839... Tahiti 30 June 1839... Rio de Janeiro, February 1840. Return to le Havre 18 April 1840.
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$300

68444
RICHARDS, Rhys
BOLD CAPTAINS: Trans-Pacific Exploration and Trade 1780-1830 (in 2 Volumes)

Wellington. 2017. Paremata Press. 1st Ed. Volume I: 300 PP with b/w illustrations (2 charts, 15 sketch maps and 44 drawings, paintings, letters). Volume II: 301 - 590 PP with b/w illustrations (2 charts, 16 sketch maps and 40 drawings, paintings and portraits). Pictorial soft cover. New. 22 x 15.5. 9780473405182 & 9780473405199
Collection of 24 articles, chapters and notes written between the 1970s and 2000. Simon Metcalfe: The American Fur Trader. Captain Roger Simpson and the Bass Islands. William Hutchings: a Boston Captain trading for the Dutch at Japan in 1800... Abraham Bristow: Whaling Master. Captain Robert Rhodes : an excellent Chart Maker, and pioneer whaler. Captain Louis Charles Ruault Coutance: French Naval Officer, Privateer and Trans-Pacific Trader. ..;
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$70

40262
RICHARDS, Rhys
HONOLULU CENTRE OF TRANS-PACIFIC TRADE - Shipping Arrivals and Departures 1820 to 1840

Canberra/Honolulu. 2000. Pacific Manuscripts Bureau/Hawaiian Historical Society. 1st Ed. 326 PP with 3 tables and 6 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 25 x 17.6. 0731552105
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$55

56061
RICHARDS, Rhys
SAMOA'S FORGOTTEN WHALING HERITAGE - American Whaling in Samoan Waters 1824-1878

Wellington. c. 1992. Lithographic Services Ltd. 1st Ed. XI, 208 PP with b/w illust. (sketches, diagrams, paintings, photos). Pictorial soft cover. Spine with a light crease lengthwise and a slight bump at foot, o/wise near fine. 29.8 x 20.7. 0473016079
Reminiscences and souvenirs of Samoa, through logbooks of whaling ships. History of the Samoa Islands.
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$125

68419
RICHARDS, Rhys
SEALING IN THE SOUTHERN OCEANS 1788-1833

Wellington. 2011. Paremata Press. 1st Ed. 278 PP with 7 tables, & facsimile of log book page, 1 b/w photo, 2 engravings and 18 maps (some with insert). Pictorial soft cover. Dedicatory note on title page, dated and signed by the author. Fine. 24.9 x 17.5. 9780473164805
Collection of 12 articles, chapters and notes written from 1977 to 2006. Chapter 2: Prince Edward, Marion and Crozet islands. Chapter 3: St.Paul and Amsterdam Islands. Chapter 4: Desolation Island. Chapter 5: Kerguelen and Heard Islands. Chapter 6: Macquarie Island and Antipodes Islands. Chapter 7: First foreign sealing in New Zealand waters. Chapter 8: Murihiku and the Southern Islands of New Zealand. Chapter 9: The Auckland Islands. Chapter 10: Foreign sealing at the Chatham Islands. Chapter 11: Searching for Nimrod Islands. Chapter 12: Sealing in the Antarctic in 1821.
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$70

57958
RICHARDS, Rhys
WHALING AND SEALING AT THE CHATHAM ISLANDS

Canberra. 1982. Roebuck. 1st Ed. Publication No. 21 Roebuck Society. VIII, 89 PP plus 26 pages with 45 illustrations. & 5 b/w charts & 1 reprint of a Deed of Sale. FEP: Track of HMS Cornwallis. REP: The Chatham Is. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 24.8 x 17.6. 0909434123
Whaling and sealing in and around the Chatham Islands.
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$75

55659
RICHARDS, Rhys and LANGDON, Robert
TAHITI AND THE SOCIETY ISLANDS: SHIPPING ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES 1767 TO 1852

Canberra. 2008. Pacific Manuscripts Bureau and Jean-Louis Boglio Maritime Books. 1st edition, limited to 100 copies. Preface by Dr. Paul Darcy. Introduction by Rhys Richards (with a French translation by Professor Darrell Tryon). XXVIII, (1), 257 PP with 1 map, 1 graph and 1 table. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 25 x 17.7. 0958201384
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$40

66087
ROSS, George W.
NETS HOOKS AND WHALEGUNS

Bundaberg, Qld. 1998. Lorraine Beavis. May 1998 edition. (10), 154 PP with 14 b/w illustrations by Betsy Blears. Pictorial soft cover, stapled. Near fine. 20.8 x 14. 0958534446
Early experiences at sea: on fishing vessels before the end of World War II, fishing in Greenland waters and whaling in Antarctica.
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$25

21656
ROSS, John O.
WILLIAM STEWART, Sealing Captain, Trader and Speculator

Canberra. 1987. Roebuck. 1st Ed., Roebuck Society publication No. 37. IX, 219 PP, plus 8 pages of b/w illust. FEP: Map of Australia, N.Z., Tasman Sea & Southern Ocean. REP: Chart of N.Z., North, South & Stewart Is. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 24.8 x 17.6. 0909434288
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$15

21962
RUHEN, Olaf
HARPOON IN MY HAND

Sydney. 1966. Angus & Robertson. 1st Ed. 183 PP, plus 16 pages with 27 b/w photographs. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Near fine. 22.2 x 14.2.
Description of Tonga when they still had a whaling industry and where the whalers were still using hand harpoons in the 1960's.
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$10

57191
RYAN, Maurice & SMITH, Robert
TIME AND TIDE AGAIN: A History of Byron Bay

Lismore. 2001. Northern Rivers Press.. 1st Ed. XIV, 146 PP with b/w illustrations (maps & plans, facsimile of documents, photos). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 29.8 x 21. 0957962207
One of the playgrounds of Australia. Port and shipping, Whaling... Surfing.
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$35

38825
SEVERIN, Tim
IN SEARCH OF MOBY DICK - Quest for the White Whale

London. 1999. Little, Brown and Company. 1st Ed. (10), 242 PP with 1 map on double page, 3 b/w plates and 22 drawings by Trondur Patursson, plus 8 pages with 31 colour photos. Eps: Map World of the White Whale. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24 x 16.8. 316645958
Part one: Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands. Part two: Pamilacan, Philippines. Part Three, Lamalera, Indonesia. Part four: Tonga
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$15

39649
SIMMONS, Mark
HUMPBACK WHALES - OUT OF THE BLUE

Brisbane. 1996. Department of Environment, Queensland Government.. 1st Ed. 24 PP with 5 b/w and 40 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 29.8 x 21. 0724269282
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$15

10398
SINSOILLIEZ, Robert
L'ENFER DES BALEINIERS

Saint Malo. 1993. Editions l'Ancre de Marine. 1st Ed. 285, (3) PP with 6 maps in text & 15 pages of facsimile edition of a 1782 "Traité Général des Pêches", plus 24 Pages with 28 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Name of previous owner on front endpaper. French text. Occasional foxing. Very good. 22 x 15.5. 290597060X
For meagre salaries & long voyages, the story of the whalers who endured the promiscuity, cold, filth, nauseous smell of oil & blood, disease, wounds, madness & death, on the seas from Greenland to Patagonia, Cape Verde, Galapagos, Indian Ocean & New Zealand.
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$15

59804
SMITH, Keith Vincent
MARI NAWI: Aboriginal Odysseys

Sydney. 2010. Rosenberg. 1st Ed. 216 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 24 x 18. 9781921719004
Aboriginal men and women, and early maritime history of Australia: Sailing, Explorations ... Pages 142 to 181: Sealing and Whaling.
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$35

45347
SMOLKER, Rachel
TO TOUCH A WILD DOLPHIN - The Lives and Minds of the Dolphins of Monkey Mia

Sydney. 2001. Random House Australia. 1st Ed. (10), 274 PP with 1 figure (baby signatures whistles) and 20 head and tail pieces, plus 16 pages with 36 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 23.5 x 15.3. 1740510186
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$10

62539
SMYTHE, Mrs S. M.
TEN MONTHS IN THE FIJI ISLANDS

Oxford & London. 1864. John Henry and James Parker. 1st Ed, with a Preface, an Introduction and Appendix by Colonel W. J. Smythe. X, XVIII, (II), 282 PP with 4 engraved maps (2 folding) by Arrowsmith, 4 chromolithographs, 6 tinted wood-engraved plates, & 3 wood-engraved text illustrations. Fp (in colour): Levuka on the island of Ovalau. Green cloth covers, gilt title on spine. Light shelf wear of covers with a few small rubs. Front endpaper split at gutter. Occasional foxing, o/wise contents clean and a near fine copy. Scarce. 23 x 15.
An important account in the form of 20 letters covering the voyages, islands, people ... Coaling Station on Rapa Iti (Oparo). Mrs. Smythe accompanied her husband, Colonel Smythe who was sent to Fiji to study the area and report to the British Government on the suitability of establishing a protectorate there.
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$200

57483
SOMNER, Graeme
FROM 70 NORTH TO 70 SOUTH - A History of the Christian Salvesen Fleet

Edinburgh. 1984. Christian Salvesen Ltd. 1st Ed. 142 PP with 148 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Errata page loosely inserted. Fine. 21.5 x 15. 095091990X
Details of the ship of the "Salvesen of Leith", owned since 1879. Mediterranean and deep sea trade, Norwegian fleet: 70 N., whaling fleet in Antarctic based at Leith, South Georgia: 70 S.
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$20

58976
SOULAIRE, Jacques
LE GRAND CACHALOT (in 3 Volumes)

Paris. 2007. Editions S. P. M. 1st Ed. Volumes 44, 45 & 46 in Collection Kronos. Vol. I: 293, (3) PP. Vol. II: 380, (2) PP. Vol. III: 272, (4) PP. A total of 954 pages with around 200 figures. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 22 x 15.. 9782901952572
Volume I: Cétologie & L'or du cachalot / Sperm Whaling and its Golden Age. Volume II: L'homme et le cachalot / Man and Sperm Whale. Volume III: Histoire chronologique de la chasse au cachalot / a chronological history of Sperm Whaling.
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$100

38138
SPERRY, Armstrong
DANGER TO WINDWARD

London. 1961. The Bodley Head. Reprint of the 1952 original. 241, (3 advert.) PP with 17 b/w illustrations (12 head pieces) by author. Hard cover, device on front cover and spine. Light foxing, renewed endpapers, o/wise very good. 20.5 x 13.6.
Tales on Whaling and the South Seas.
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$5

21295
STANBURY, Peter & BUSHELL, Lydia (editors)
SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS

Sydney. 1984. Macleay Museum / University of Sydney. 1st Ed. (6), 130 PP with 7 tables, 3 maps, 5 figures & 53 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Spine lightly sunned. Fine. 24 x 18. 0909635269
An introduction to the Pacific islands. Contributions on: European Discovery (Robert Langdon), Landforms (John Connell), Botany (Wee-Lek Chew), Languages (Darrell Tryon), Arts (Beth Dean & Victor Carell), Whaling (William Dawbin), Crops & Farming (Peter Searle), Politics and Independence (Stuart Inder).
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$15

68376
STODDART, Michael
TASSIE'S WHALE BOYS - Whaling in Antarctic Waters

Hobart. 2017. 40 / Forty South Publishing. 1st edition with a foreword by Nick Gales. XV, 192 PP with tables, b/w or colour illustrations. FEP: The Antarctic Continent (in colour). REP: Map of the Ross Sea (in colour). Pictorial soft cover. New. 25 x 17.5. 9780995408227
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$40

30811
TERRY, Martin
MARITIME PAINTINGS OF EARLY AUSTRALIA 1788-1900

Melbourne. 1998. The Miegunyah Press. Limited edition of 2500 copies, No. 24 in the second numbered series of the Miegunyah Volumes. XIV, 111 PP with 31 b/w illustrations, and 65 colour plates. Title spread: North Head, Port Jackson 1854 by Conrad Martens. Half title page: Willem de Vlamingh's ships Geelvinck, Nijptangh and 't Weseltje, 1697. Hard cover, dj. Dated and signed by the author on half title page. Near fine. 32 x 26. 0522846882
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$25

62917
THIERCELIN, Dr. Louis & MORTELIER, Christiane
UN BALEINIER A ARAMA (in Bulletin No. 94)

Nouméa. 1993. Société d'Etudes Historiques de Nouvelle-Calédonie. No. 94 (1st term 1993). 100 PP. Contains article, presented by Christiane Mortelier, between P.11 and 52 with b/w illustrations (1 chart, 1 photo, 1 portrait and 8 engravings). Pictorial soft cover. Issue lacking P.75 to 84 (La Ville de Castries et de Kastri, par J. Guillou). French text. Very good. 27.6 x 17.5.
Call in 1863, of the French Whalers "Gustave" and "Winslow" in the North of New Caledonia. Encounter with Father Jerome Guitta.
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$10

64703
TILBROOK, R.P. & D.K.
SETTLER'S COTTAGE AT WHALER'S HAVEN

Victor Harbour, South Australia. 1964. 2nd edition of January 1964. 16 PP with 3 b/w photos. Wrappers with illustrated front. Covers lightly soiled, staples removed. Very good. 22 x 14.
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$10

21279
TWYNING, John P. & BAYS, Peter
WRECK OF THE MINERVA

Fairfield, Wa., USA. 1996. Ye Galleon. Facsimile reprints of two separate books: Shipwreck and Adventures of John P. Twyning among South Sea Islands, 2nd edition of the 1850 original, and Wreck of the Minerva, 1850. 108 PP, (4), 109-229, (8 Index), 1 colophon with 8 b/w illustrations. Fp: Facsimile of title-page Shipwreck and Adventures of John P. Twyning. Illustrated endpapers. Hard cover, simile leather, gilt title on front cover and spine. Fine. 26 x 18.5. 0877705747
The wreck in September 1829 on Nicholson's Reef. Two narratives by one of the boatsteerers and the sailing master of the Australian brig Minerva on a sperm whaling voyage. Twyning lived for 20 years in the Islands and returned to England after the death of his wife from Horn Island (Futuna). Only two copies of the original are known to be held in Australia.
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$55

21299
TWYNING, John P. & BAYS, Peter
WRECK OF THE MINERVA

Fairfield, Wash. 1996. Ye Galleon. Facsimile reprints of two separate books: Shipwreck and Adventures of John P. Twyning among South Sea Islands (2nd edition of the 1850 original), and Wreck of the Minerva, 1850. 2 introductions by Keith Huntress. 108, (4), 109-229, (8 Index & colophon) PP with 8 b/w illustrations. Fp: Facsimile of title-page Shipwreck and Adventures of John P. Twyning. Eps. Pictorial soft cover. Book plate of Honore Foster, Australia whaling specialist, on first leaf. Fine. 25.5 x 17.5. 0877705747
The wreck in September 1829 on Nicholson's Reef. Two narratives by one of the boatsteerers and the sailing master of the Australian brig Minerva on a sperm whaling voyage. Twyning lived for 20 years in the Islands and returned to England after the death of his wife from Horn Island (Futuna).
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$35

49572
VAN DE VELDE, Lesley, McCARTHY, Mike et al.
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM - MARITIME

Fremantle. c.2004. Western Australian Maritime Museum. 1st Ed. No pagination, 36 PP with 1 b/w illustration and 94 colour photos. Inside back cover: Chart of Hollandia Terre Australe, 1664. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 21.2 x 21.2.
Early maritime history. Swan River Colony. Ports. Fishing & Whaling... RAN submarine HMAS Ovens.
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$15

63878
VILLIERS, A. J.
TO THE FROZEN SOUTH

Hobart. 1924. Davies Brothers Ltd. 1st Ed., with a foreword by W. H. Simmonds. (8), 96 PP with 1 map, 1 portrait and 49 b/w photos on full page. Papered boards, gilt title on front board, cloth spine. Boards lightly soiled. Spine rubbed at head and starting at foot. Slight ageing of paper. Page 35/36 with repaired tear. Very good. Quite scarce. 27.2 x 21.6.
Originally published in the daily newspaper The Mercury in May & June 1924. Whaling cruise with the Norwegian Ross Sea whaling expedition of 1923/24. Calls at Macquarie Island on the way South and Campbell Island, after whaling in the Ross Sea. The first book of this prolific author.
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$215

52942
VILLIERS, Alan
LA TASMANIE AU TEMPS DES BALEINIERS ET DES FORCATS

Paris. 1978. Editions France-Empire. 1st French edition of Vanished Fleets, Sea Stories from old Van Diemen's Land. Translated by Jean Joba and Douglas O'Brimmick. 316, (2) PP with 1 decorated map on double page, plus 16 pages with 20 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover, spine a little cracked and rubbed. Name of previous owner on front endpaper. Occasional foxing. French text. Very good. 19 x 14.
A survey of the maritime history of Tasmania. Earlier days, convict ships, whalers, clippers & later days.
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$15

10924
VILLIERS, Alan
PILOT PETE

Sydney. 1963. Angus & Robertson. Reprint of the 1953 original. 64 PP with 61 illustrations by H. T. Cauldwell. Eps. Hard cover, dj. Small stain on lower part of front cover. Foxing spots on outside edges. Note on the verso of the front endpaper, o/wise near fine. Scarce. 22.2 x 14.5.
Novel set on a rocky island, far away in the South Pacific.
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$25

63057
VILLIERS, Alan
VANISHED FLEETS - Sea Stories From Old Van Dieman's Land

Cambridge. 1974. Patrick Stephens. Reprint of the 1931 original, with a new introduction. (XIV), 297 PP, plus 16 pages with 20 b/w photos. Fp: Hobart. Eps: A chart of Tasmania. Cloth cover, gilt-engraved signature of Alan Villiers on front cover, dj (price clipped). Fine. 22 x 14.5. 0684141124
A survey of the maritime history of Tasmania. Earlier days, convict ships, whalers, clippers & later days.
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$60

43332
VILLIERS, Alan
WHALERS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN - A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic

Sydney. 1964. Angus & Robertson. Reprint of the 1949 Australian edition. 248 PP with 9 woodcuts by Charles Pont. Fp: On the grounds. Eps: Charts of the voyage of the "Pelagos". Cloth cover, dj. Note on half title page. Occasional foxing. Very good. 20.5 x 14.5.
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$25

51366
WALKER, Ian
TALL SHIPS AND CANNIBALS. The Story of Captain Richard Copping of Hobart Town

Hobart. 2005. Navarine Publishing. 1st edition limited to 1000 copies. Publication No. 60 in the Roebuck Societies series. VIII, 152 PP with 42 b/w illustrations. FEP: Map of the Northern & Southern Hemispheres. REP: Map of Oceania. Pictorial laminated boards, dj. Fine. 097513311X
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$30

39950
WELLINGS, H. P.
BENJAMIN BOYD IN AUSTRALIA (1842-1849)

Sydney. c. 1950. D.S. Ford Printer. 11th edition. 48 PP with 1 head piece, 2 tail pieces, and 11 b/w illustrations. Soft cover. Newspaper (The Canberra Times) clipping loosely inserted. Very good. 21.3 x 13.8.
Shipping Magnate: Merchant: Banker: Pastoralist and Station Owner: Member of the Legislative Council: Town Planner: Whaler. Newspaper clipping of 5 September 1973 on the rebirth of Boydtown.
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$10

39362
WELLINGS, H. P.
EDEN AND TWOFOLD BAY - Discovery, Early History and Points of Interest 1797-1965

Bega, NSW. c. 1965. Bega News Print. Updated edition from previous edition. 48 PP with 1 map and a plan, 4 drawings and 8 b/w photos. Soft cover. Fine. 21 x 13.9.
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$5

21347
WILLIAMS, Peter J. & SERLE, Roderick
SHIPS IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS - A Pictorial History from the Days of the Early Explorers to the Present Time

Sydney. 1968. Angus & Robertson. 1st Ed. (6), 202 PP with b/w illust. (paintings, draw. & photos), plus 8 pages with 15 colour paintings. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Top of spine lightly worn, occasional foxing. Internally fine. 28.5 x 22.
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$15

63618
WOLFE, Adam
A CRUEL BUSINESS - A History of the Whaling Industry at Albany, Western Australia

Perth. 2003. Department of History, University of Western Australia. Thesis. (6), 249, (40 appendix 1 & 2) PP (recto only) with tables in both appendices. Soft cover, spiral bound. Dated dedicatory note on second preliminary page signed by the author. Fine. 29.7 x 22
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$250

41405
YSKA, Redmer
AN ERRAND OF MERCY - Captain Jacob Eckhoff and the loss of the Kakanui

Wellington. 2001. Banshee Books. 1st Ed. 106 PP with 26 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 14.8. 0473076993
Attempted rescue of a sealing gang stranded on Macquarie Island.
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$25