A Lively Whaling Scene [manuscript caption title]. George H. Coomer.

A Lively Whaling Scene [manuscript caption title].

[circa 1880].

Manuscript, clearly written in pencil on 19 pages, bound with string through two top holes. Small 4to. In crimson cloth chemise. Browning throughout of text, some wear to binding holes, creases and losses to pages, especially front page Item #246742

Unique "remembrance" of the California whaling scene, about the Santa Barbara Islands and a charming period vignette abroad the Minerva. An account of Coomer’s sailor-friend, who landed a whale in front of a group of “pretty girls” on another boat: “…But the ladies had seen enough of whaling, and it was their unanimous opinion that any further lesson would be superfluous. They had passed the initiatory ordeal, and would stop right there!”

The author published stories in Harper's Young People, including another whaling adventure, and other juvenile nautical and whaling works in the late 19th century.

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