Beschreibung present you this new edition. In the following pages an attempt has been made- it is believed for the first time- to give an account of the cruise of a South Sea whaler from the seaman's standpoint. Two very useful books have been published- both of them over half a century ago- on the same subject; but, being written by the surgeons of whale-ships for scientific purposes, neither of them was interesting to the general reader. ["Narrative of a Whaling Voyage round the Globe, " by F Debell Bennett, F. R. C. S. (2 vols). Bentley, London (1840). "The Sperm Whale Fishery, " by Thomas Beale, M. R. C. S. London (1835). ] They have both been long out of print; but their value to the student of natural history has been, and still is, very great, Dr. Beale's book, in particular, being still the authority on the sperm whale.

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