HARPOON by FERGUSON, Henry

HARPOON

Edition: First printing

London: Cape, 1932. Octavo, blue cloth. pp 272 + 8 plates. Spine faintly darkened, else fine, no owner names. White dust jacket has minor soiling, very small chip to lower edge of front panel, VG+ otherwise. "This is a graphic narrative of a whaling expedition in a Norwegian ship in the Antarctic. The author, a young Australian, has remarkable gifts of accurate observation and picturesque description. He brings out admirably the contrasts in outlook and character of the Norwegian seamen and the Australians and the English who signed on for the voyage. The Antarctic scene is made astonishingly actual, and the author shows a fine sensitiveness to beauty. It is a book full of adventure written by one who is equally at home among the world of books as he has been in the fo’c’sle of the Southern Princess." - jacket. A very nice copy of what has been said to be one of the best accounts of 'old school' whaling in the Antarctic.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 44434
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