New York: Viking, 2000. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine / Fine. Item #008464
Quarter black paper, blue paper boards. xvi, , 302 pp.,  pp. B&W photos. B&W frontis and one sail plan schematic illustration. Fine in fine jacket. The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the Titanic disaster was in the twentieth. Nathaniel Philbrick now restores this epic story - which inspired the climactic scenes in Herman Melville's Moby Dick - to its rightful place in American history.