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Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket, title page

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Title
Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket, title page
Names
Chase, Owen (Author)
Collection

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 captain and the crew ... in the years 1819 & 1820.

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
Genres
Title pages
Notes
Content: Supplied the original idea for Melville's Moby Dick.
Ownership: Lenox.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14125135
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14112464
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0c163250-c604-012f-dadc-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1821: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1821. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8b890b86-d9cf-d991-e040-e00a18061b15

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 21, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8b890b86-d9cf-d991-e040-e00a18061b15

APA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. (1821). Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8b890b86-d9cf-d991-e040-e00a18061b15

Wikipedia Citation

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Narrative of the most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex, of Nantucket