London: Martin Hopkinson & Company, (1926). First English edition, American sheets, limited to 1625 copies. Hardcover. Quarto; pp; xxiv, (i), 379, index; illustrated with one hundred twenty-eight full page plates including sixteen in color; half brown pebbled cloth and gray paper covered boards lettered in black, spine lettered in gilt with gilt sperm whales, top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers in the original unclipped pictorial dust jacket; with a bookseller's tag from "Charles Lauriat Sea Books Boston" on front endpaper;. Some edge wear, corners bumped, else a very good tight copy. Item #17663
Howes A-356. An account of American whaling as that industry was coming to its end, based on the author's boyhood voyage and his subsequent researches into and collecting of the history of American whaling. This copy bears the tasteful nautical bookplate of author, John Peaboby Monks.