The Natural History of the Order Cetacea, and the Oceanic Inhabitants of the Artic Regions
By Dewhurst, Henry William
Pp. xx, 328, 24 plates that are gathered together after the list of plates (includes frontispiece, dedication plate, 18 lithographs and 4 plain plates), 36 text-figures. Later green cloth with black morocco leather title/author label on spine that is lettered in gilt, 8vo. As well as presenting the natural history of the order, Dewhurst remarks on the methods and economy of the whale fishery (see pp. 42-85). The work contains numerous full-page lithographs of whales, such as the beluga or white whale, the broad-nosed whale, the narwhale, the baleen whale and the killer whale. A list of subscribers is included on pages iii-ix. This work was privately printed by the author for subscribers in a small print run of about 400 copies. No ownership marks.
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|Condition Description||Moderate foxing to the frontispiece plate and to the dedication plate, light foxing to four other plates, the text and reminder of the plates are bright and clean, cloth is clean and bright except for a faint area of lightening in the middle of the rear cover; a tight copy in very good condition.|