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Ribs and Trucks from Davy's Locker; Being Magazine Matter That Broke Loose and Fragments of Sundry Things In-Edited

Author: W. A. G.
Price: $300.00
Publisher: Charles D. Strong
Publisher Location: Boston
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 1842
Binding professionally restored, rebacked with original spine, pages spotted and stained with the occasional crease. This is the original publication not the Kessinger reprint or one of the other print-on-demand copies. The opening selection is A Chapter On Whaling, by "W" from The New-England Magazine. (Volume 8, Issue 6, June 1835, pp. 445-449, edited by Joseph Tinker Buckingham, Edwin Buckingham, Samuel Gridley Howe, John Osborne Sargent, Park Benjamin) An account of an early American whaling voyage to the South Atlantic. Other short seagoing and Far East tales follow as well as European travel pieces. An excerpt from A Chapter on Whaling is found in most editions of Moby Dick under Extracts (Supplied by a Sub-Sub Librarian) where Melville has gathered "a glancing bird's-eye view of what has been promiscuously said, thought, fancied, and sung of Leviathan, by many nations and generations, including our own." Also authored by "W" are A Peep At Cadiz, New England Magazine, November, 1835, and A Forenoon's Cruise in the China Sea, The American Monthly Magazine, Volumes 1-2, page 286 March,1836. After its final issue, in December 1835, the magazine merged with the New York-based American Monthly Magazine. In the book "The Conservative Press in Eighteenth-and Nineteenth-century America" by Ronald Lora and William Henry Longton The New England Magazine is called "one of antebellum America's few worthwhile literary journals", The Magazine's contributors included Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edward Everett, and Samuel Gridley Howe, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!