Edouard A. Stackpole; The Sea-Hunters The Great Age of Whaling; Lippincott; 1953; First Edition; Illustrated with maps and prints. Nice condition with worn dj.
This important book examines American whaling from 1635 through the difficult years of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to its heyday during the 1840ís. From log books and journals Stackpole tells the story of the voyages and discoveries of American whalers and sealers in the far flung oceans of the world. This scholarly researched yet eminently readable work will appeal to both historians and general readers.