1967 A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, With Dustwrapper
This is a self-described picture book, demonstrating this whaling account upon the vessel 'Daisy' through images. Cushman Murphy had previously published a narrative account of the same voyage, titled 'Logbook for Grace'; this prior work did not contain illustrations.
Penned by Robert Cushman Murphhy (1887-1973), an American naturalist and ornithologist who attended a number of oceanic expeditions.
From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice Back. Kenn Back was a British meteorologist with the British Antarctic survey for many years. He spent eight winters in the Antarctic and is a descendent of Captain George Back. In addition, he served as base commander at Halley, Faraday and Rothera stations. His library collection was built over decades and highlights his love of polar exploration.
Richly illustrated throughout.
A first edition.
Signed by the author to the title page.
In the publisher's original full cloth binding, with a clipped dust wrapper. Externally very smart, minor bumping to extremities and the head and tail of the spine. Dust wrapper is in very good condition, with slight chipping to the head and tail of the spine. Internally firmly bound, pages are bright and clean.
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