Greasy Luck: A Whaling Sketchbook (Dover Maritime) by Gordon Grant PDF

By Gordon Grant

ISBN-10: 0486437418

ISBN-13: 9780486437415

"Everybody who feels the fascination of seas and ships may be joyful of this . . . specific production of Gordon Grant's pen. . . . the quantity is an enthralling instance of creative bookmaking." ― The big apple Times
"Mr. furnish skillfully combines in his drawings the romance and fact of the ocean. some of the illustrations have a allure totally except their historic importance. ― Times [London] Literary Supplement
An eloquent, exact portrayal of the yankee whaling because it existed for nearly centuries, this very good account of a whaling voyage and its adventures is dramatically captured via sixty four of the author's full-page drawings. the entire pleasure, tedium, exhaustion, and pleasure of catching those mammoths of the ocean is depicted ― from the joys of a whale breaching and a "Nantucket sleigh experience" to examples of scrimshaw paintings and perspectives of the foc's'le, galley, and deck. The book's name comes from the cheering crowds at dockside, seeing a whaling group off and wishing them "Greasy Luck."

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