"Whales, Sails, and Scrimshaw" [1973] First edition children's history book Martha F. Matheu
"Whales, Sails, and Scrimshaw" [1973] First edition children's history book Martha F. Matheu
"Whales, Sails, and Scrimshaw" [1973] First edition children's history book Martha F. Matheu
"Whales, Sails, and Scrimshaw" [1973] First edition children's history book Martha F. Matheu
"Whales, Sails, and Scrimshaw" [1973] First edition children's history book Martha F. Matheu
"Whales, Sails, and Scrimshaw" [1973] First edition children's history book Martha F. Matheu
"Whales, Sails, and Scrimshaw" [1973] First edition children's history book Martha F. Matheu
"Whales, Sails, and Scrimshaw" [1973] First edition children's history book Martha F. Matheu
"Whales, Sails, and Scrimshaw" [1973] First edition children's history book Martha F. Matheu
"Whales, Sails, and Scrimshaw" [1973] First edition children's history book Martha F. Matheu

"Whales, Sails, and Scrimshaw" [1973] First edition children's history book Martha F. Matheu

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8vo in blue decorated cloth-wrapped boards, illustrated, 85 pages with index.


This is a "very good" or better vintage hardcover with a tight binding and hinges. Aside from an original owner name neatly penned on the front free end paper, no writing. No loose, torn, or folded pages. The text block closes tightly, lightly foxed on top edge, other edges bright. The board corners are crisp, not bumped, just a hint of wear on cloth at very tips. A little edge wear on spine head and heel.

The original dust jacket is complete, not clipped. No writing. Some edge wear and creasing along edge, with a few small closed tears. Surface wear along spine, with some chipping at the head and heel. Uniform in color all around, not tanned or sunned. Now protected in a removable archival sleeve for proper presentation.

A really charming, quaint children's book telling the intriguing story of the whale and the men whose lives were attached to the giant creature.

Relatively obscure title.

Will ship promptly, carefully packaged, and fully insured.

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