London: Society for The Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, 1778-1800. First Edition. Disbound. Very Good Condition. Item #350465
100 pages, 3 plates. All disbound. This collection contains; 1: A short account of the Invention of the Gun Harpoon, which has been introduced into the Greenland Fishery; the Utility of which will be manifested by the Facts related in the following letters, 1778. 2: Capt Humphrey Foord, & Anthony Bently, for taking three Wales in 1779. 3: An account by Sinclair Halcrow of taking a whale at latitude 79 N. 3: Alexander Mitchell & Robert Anderson for taking Wales by means of the gun harpoon, 1784. 4: Letters and claims for killing whales by John Mitcalf, Charles Fox, Captain Wheatley; a Bounty of One Guinea for each Whale, the money to be distributed to the Harpooners, in proportion to the number of Wales killed by each of them, 1788. 5: Premiums offered for Wales taken by means of the gun Harpoons, being Three Guineas for each whale, 1789. 6: Rewards offered for taking Wales by the gun harpoon, 1790, the following Accounts were received; James Roach, harpooner, in the ship Betsey by Tyzack Hullock, Master; Jacob Bell, one of the harpooners of the ship Mellish, John Stavers, Master; and others. 7: Charles Moore, gun maker, for his improved gun for throwing harpoons, 1790. 8: A list of harpooners receiving Three Guineas each for a total of 36 Guineas and accounts of each whale killed, 1791. 9: John Bell, Sergeant in the Royal Regiment of Artillery, a gun and harpoon on a new construction, for taking Whales, 1793. 10: The Sum of Ten Guineas, being the premium offered for taking Wales by the gun harpoon, was this session judged to Robert Hays, harpooner of the ship Ipswich, fitted out by Mr T.Wilkinson, of Wapping, 1800. Note; this is an original article separated from the annual volume, not a reprint or copy. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Society for The Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce; Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Inventory No: 350465.
Keywords: BZDB395 Society for The Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce; Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Taking Whales by Use of the Gun Harpoon A collection of 10 articles published from 1778 to 1800 with detailed individual accounts of whal