Friday, March 2, 2012

Eastward Around the World on the Barque Emerald A Journal of a Whaling Voyage to the South Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans

Eastward Around the World on the Barque Emerald A Journal of a Whaling Voyage

Eastward Around the World on the Barque Emerald A Journal of a Whaling Voyage

by Captain Henry C. Nichols

Naumkeag Publications Salem, MA, 1973. First Edition. Neatly SIGNED by the author on front free endpaper. 184pp. Condition: very good hardcover in green cloth with very good dustjacket protected in mylar cover. Includes maps, charts, photographs and illustrations. 

The handwritten log of the Barque Emerald transcribed here with commentary: A Journal of a Whaling Voyage to the South Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans [1838] from Salem, MA. Built in 1827 in Boston for William Appleton, later sold and outfitted as a whaler, it's trip around the world is told in this book - last voyage was in 1848 when it wrecked on a reef on the Island of Madagascar. The cargo of whale oil was salvaged but the ship was left as a wreck.

PRICE: $25.

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