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1 BENNETT, Frederick Debell. Narrative of a Whaling Voyage Round the Globe from the year 1833 to 1836. Comprising sketches of Polynesia, California, the Indian Archipelago, etc. With an account of southern whales, the sperm whale fishery, and the natural history of the climes visited
Amsterdam/New York N. Israel/Da Capo Press 1970-71 
(Bibliothecha Australiana #47.) Facsimile of the London, 1840 edition. Two volumes. xvi, 402pp & vii, 396pp; text illustrations, folding map in Vol II, zoological and botanical appendices. Simile vellum with blue title patches, clear dustwrappers. Fine. 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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2 CHAMBERLAIN, Susan. An Analysis of the Composition of Tasmanian Whaling Crews 1860-1898.
Hobart THRA Papers & Proceedings March,1983 
in Vol 30/1, pp 7-19. Stapled in wrappers, as issued. Also in this issue: 'Tasmanian Members of Parliament 1888 and 1938', by Scott Bennett (pp 20-32). ***From Chamberlain's well-regarded but unpublished thesis on the Tasmanian whaling industry. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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3 HALEY, Nelson Cole. Whale Hunt : the narrative of a voyage by Nelson Cole Haley, harpooner in the ship Charles W. Morgan, 1849-1853.
New York Ives Washburn 1948 
First edition. 304pp, 16 plates, endpaper maps. Top edges tinted blue, the others uncut. Original cloth with dustwrapper (extremities rubbed and a few small chips from the edges, now in protective sleeve). Very good. ***From New Bedford to the South Seas. 'Morgan' and the author's ms now at Mystic, Conn. The illustrations - pen-and-ink drawings showing various aspects of the whaling life, from harpooning to cutting-in the whale - are from a journal kept by an unknown crew-member of the whaler 'Clara Bell' out of New bedford in the 1850s, and had not previously been published. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Whale Song : a pictorial history of whaling and Hawai'i., SIMPSON, MacKinnon & Robert B Goodman.
4 SIMPSON, MacKinnon & Robert B Goodman. Whale Song : a pictorial history of whaling and Hawai'i.
Honolulu Beyond Words 1986 
4to. 130pp, illustrated in colour and b&w, pictorial endpapers. Quarter-bound in cloth, with dustwrapper. A fine mclean copy. Small owner inscription top corner front endpaper. ISBN 0896100200 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Tall Ships and Cannibals : the story of Captain Richard Copping of Hobart Town., WALKER, Ian.
5 WALKER, Ian. Tall Ships and Cannibals : the story of Captain Richard Copping of Hobart Town.
Hobart Navarine Publishing 2006 097513311X / 9780975133118 
Large 8vo. 152pp, illus, coloured endpaper maps. Pictorial papered boards with dustwrapper. Fine (new). ISBN 097513311X ***Copping worked in the bay whaling and fishing industries before going off-shore whaling at the age of 18. He commanded several Tasmanian whaling vessels and ending his sea-going career as master of the 'Harriet McGregor' and 'Lufra', two of Hobart's finest sailing ships. Copping's memoirs have not before been published: his story also includes encounters with cannibals, Maori wars on the Chatham Islands, and the Otago gold-rush. 
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