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Memorandum of Whaler's Outfits. Bark Greyhound's First Voyage, October 27, 1866.

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Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM


Memorandum of Whaler's Outfits. Bark Greyhound's First Voyage, October 27, 1866. New Bedford: A. Taber & Brother, Booksellers and Stationers, and Dealers in Charts and Nautical Instruments, c. 1866. 12mo, heavy pink paper printed boards, narrow sheepskin spine, details of ship and date of voyage added by hand to outer cover, forty-eight numbered pages listing necessary articles for the voyage, annotated, with quantities and costs listed by many; with approximately 30 lined blank blue leaves bound at the end for additional notes (all but one blank), rare, no copies of this title at auction, only one similar holding dating from 1869 listed in WorldCat, all others from the 1870s, 6 1/4 x 4 in.

N.B. The bark Greyhound, a whaling vessel out of New Bedford mastered by Lysander W.H. Gifford, on her first voyage, October 27, 1866 to July 5, 1871, ventured toward the Juan Fernandez Islands, specifically Alejandro Selkirk Island (then known as Mas Afuera Island), and along the coast of Peru and Chile whaling grounds. The owner-agent was Charles Tucker; the vessel was built in Kingston, Massachusetts, in 1850.
Estimate $800-1,000

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Charles Tucker, Geography of Massachusetts, Gifford, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Whaling in the United States, Whaling ships, Kingston