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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Owen Chase; Thomas Chappel; George Pollard; Robert Gibbings
|Notes:||In three parts, each part with special t.-p.
"Limited to 275 copies, of which 250 only are for sale. Number 138."
"Owen Chase's narrative is taken from the edition published by W.B. Gilley in New York in 1821 ... Mr. Chappel's narrative is printed from a pamphlet published by the Religious tract society of London in 1830 ... The Captain's story is taken from a Journal of voyages and travels by D.Tyerman and G.Bennnet, of the London missionary society, published in 1831."
|Description:||87,  p., 1 l. illus. 32 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction / Robert Gibbings --
Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex of Nantucket which was attacked & finally destroyed by a large spermaceti-whale in the Pacific Ocean with an account of the unparalleled sufferings of the Captain and crew during a space of ninety-three days in open boats in the years 1819 & 1820 / by Owen Chase --
An account of the loss of the Essex from having been struck by a whale in the South Seas ... from the narrative of one of the survivors / [Thomas Chappel] --
Narrative of the loss of the whale-ship Essex / as related to Mr. Bennet & the Rev. Daniel Tyerman by Captain George Pollard.
|Other Titles:||Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket|
|Responsibility:||told by Owen Chase, first mate, Thomas Chappel, second mate and George Pollard, captain of the said vessel; together with an introduction & twelve engravings on wood by Robert Gibbings.|