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Title
The natural history of the sperm whale :  its anatomy and physiology, food, spermaceti, ambergris, rise and progress of the fishery, chase and capture, "cutting in" and "trying out," description of the ships, boats, men, and instruments used in the attack, with an account of its favourite places of resort : to which is added a sketch of a South-Sea whaling voyage, embracing a description of the extent, as well as the adventures and accidents that occurred during the voyage in which the author was personally engaged   / by Thomas Beale.
Name/Creator
Beale, Thomas., creator
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891, former owner.
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of entire work]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.HOUGH:3347158 
Location
Networked Resource

Widener

Houghton

Museum Comp Zoology
Place of Origin
London
Publisher
John Van Voorst
Language
English
Description
12, 393 p., [3] leaves of plates : ill. ;. 20 cm.
Form/Genre
text

Manuscripts in books.

print
Classification
QL737.C4 B4
Subject
Sperm whale ;  Whales ;  Whaling

Category
Melville, Herman

Marginalia

Manuscripts and records

Individual reading

English

19 century

Note
"The first edition of this work having been attended with a success which far exceeded my expectation, I have been induced to commit this second edition to the press, with a view of rendering the book more perfect, and more worthy of public attention, by the addition of various new subjects; the principal of which forms the second part of the present volume"--P. [7] (1st group).