The Cruise of the Cachalot

By: Bullen, Frank T.

Price: $100.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


The rare edition in illustrated wrappers. Also issued in a more common cloth binding. Original publisher's brown wrappers. Front-cover illustration of people aboard a boat at sea. 4 3/4" x 7." 379 pages, complete. Black and white illustrations, complete. Three additional pages of advertisements for other books in the back. Insides of both front and back covers also have ads for other books. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Front cover has slight darkening and a few light stains. Frank T. Bullen (1857-1915) was a British author. He went to sea beginning in 1869 and eventually became chief mate of the Day Dawn in 1879. Many of his writings are influenced by his experiences at sea. This is a semi-autobiograhical novel about a whaling expedition in the South Sea. Excerpt from the author's Preface: "In the following pages an attempt has been made--it is believed for the first time--to give an account of the cruise of a South Sea whaler from the seaman's standpoint. ... Pending the advent of some great writer who shall see the wonderful possibilities for literature contained in the world-wide wanderings of the South Sea whale-fishers, the author has endeavoured to summarize his experiences so that they may be read without weariness, and, it is hoped, with profit."

Title: The Cruise of the Cachalot

Author Name: Bullen, Frank T.

Categories: Travels and Voyages, Hunting & Fishing, Transportation, Inc. Automobiles, Trains & Ships,

Edition: 1st American Edition

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1899

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 021204

Keywords: Fiction. Nonfiction. Autobiography. Autobiographies. Biography. Biographies. Whales. Whaling. Fishing. Whale-fishing. Whale fishing. Fishermen. Whaler ships. Whalers. Whaling ships. Maritime. Nautical. Ships. Sea novels. Cruise of the Cachalot. Frank Bullen. SG-107.,