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Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket; which was attacked and finally destroyed by a large spermaceti-whale, in the Pacific ocean; with an account of the unparalleled sufferings of the capta...

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Names
Chase, Owen (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1821
Place: New-York
Publisher: Published by W.B. Gilley, J. Seymour printer
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KF 1821 (Chase, O. Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck)
Topics
Shipwrecks
Notes
Content: Supplied the original idea for Melville's Moby Dick.
Ownership: Lenox.
Physical Description
Extent: 128 p. 19 cm.
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14125135
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0bb2eda0-c604-012f-609a-58d385a7bc34
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