In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. Nathaniel Philbrick.

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

New York: Viking, 2000. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine / Fine. Item #008464

Quarter black paper, blue paper boards. xvi, [2], 302 pp., [8] 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.

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