True Tales of the South Seas by A. Grove Day 1966 A First Edition Vintage Book

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True Tales of the South Seas is an anthology brought together autobiography and reportage about the South Seas in the 19th century.

 The story of the sinking of the Acushnet by a sperm whale told by the ship's first mate was the incident that gave Melville the plot germ for Moby Dick.

True Tales of the South Seas is an excellent addition to your ship collection or home library.


This vintage book of the South Seas is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears.

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Book Dimensions: 9x6x2

Collections: Vintage Boating Books

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