The Cruise of the 'Gipsy': The Journal of John Wilson, Surgeon on a Whaling Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, 1839-1843. John Wilson, Honore Forster.

The Cruise of the 'Gipsy': The Journal of John Wilson, Surgeon on a Whaling Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, 1839-1843

Fairfield, WA: Ye Galleon Press, 1991. 404pp. Quarto [31 cm] Blue grained buckram with the title in gilt on the front board and backstrip. Near fine. Item #3608

"John Wilson's Gipsy journal is a fascinating record of a nineteenth century whaling voyage. It is remarkable for several reasons. First, it is a complete, day-to-day account of a cruise on a British whaleship to the Pacific Ocean from the day of the writer's embarkation shortly before Gipsey's departure from the Port of London, to the day he left the ship, over three years' later, supplemented by notes added later. Second, it is a travel diary as much as a log of events, and contains detailed descriptions of the places and people observed during the voyage." - from the Preface.

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