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Book Description

First edition. 8vo. pp. [xi], 364, 32 (publisher’s catalogue); illusts. to text, two maps inc. one folding; very good in the original dark green cloth with cover design in silver and brown, spine in silver, very slight rubbing, a bright copy.
Dealer Notes
Spence 825; Renard 1108; Rosove 234.A1.a; NMMC I.1087. Murdoch's account of “the pioneer British whaling expedition to Antarctica” (Nat. Mar. Mus. Cat.) includes entertaining anecdotes of the minutiae of life on board the Balaena, in addition to records of animal life and seal-hunting. The text is interspersed with illustrations by the author, largely from watercolours. Although joining the expedition as an artist, Murdoch in fact became its chief chronicler.
Author Murdoch, W. G. Burn.
Date 1894
Binding Original cloth
Publisher Longmans, Green and Co.
Condition See description
Pages pp. [xi], 364, 32 (publisher’s catalogue)

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