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Catalogue of Articles for a Whaling Voyage. Wm. P. Howland & Co. Ship Chandlers, and Dealers in Groceries, the Production of Free Labor

Auction:
3012T
Lot:
1177
Sold for:
$1,107$900

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

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Catalogue of Articles for a Whaling Voyage. Wm. P. Howland & Co. Ship Chandlers, and Dealers in Groceries, the Production of Free Labor. New Bedford: Wm. P. Howland, Weston Howland, [c. 1851]. Octavo, title printed on outer cover, printed on blue paper throughout; rare, Worldcat lists three different titles of similar publications, each held only in one location (Harvard, Brown, and Smith), with the title, Articles of a Whaling Voyage; no copy of this title listed in Worldcat; no copy of anything similar in the auction records since 1910; this copy completed for the Bark Atlantic, Captain Richard G. Luce, built in 1851, departed New Bedford 31 October 1851, returned 17 July 1854, publisher's limp paper covers, leather spine, fulfilled in a contemporary hand, 6 3/4 x 4 in.
Printed during the peak of New Bedford whaling, this exhaustive list gives detailed insight into all of the gear, tools, supplies, provisions, raw materials and equipment required for the journey. The printed text has been supplemented throughout, with quantities of supplies added by hand. Other amendments to the text reflect material already on hand or unnecessary for Captain Luce's purposes. Everything from pots and pans, to tarpaulin hats, monkey jackets, sails, paint, rivets, fish hooks, soup plates, blubber forks, rum, and more.
Estimate $800-1,000


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Keywords

P. Howland & Co., Richard G. Luce, Weston Howland, East Coast of the United States, Geography of Massachusetts, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Providence metropolitan area, Whaling, Whaling in the United States

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