Voyage de Louis Peltier par terre et par mer. Comprenant le récit de son voyage à la pêche à la baleine et de ses excursions en Afrique; écrit par lui-même. Louis Peltier.

Voyage de Louis Peltier par terre et par mer. Comprenant le récit de son voyage à la pêche à la baleine et de ses excursions en Afrique; écrit par lui-même

Quebec: imprimé au Bureau de "La Réforme." Rue d'Aiguillon, Faubourg Saint-Jean, 1862. 8vo, pp. 64; errata slip mounted to rear pastedown; original printed mauve wrappers; very good. Contained in a quarter black morocco folding box. Peltier was born in 1811 in Montreal. A French-Canadian typesetter-turned-whaler, he traveled in 1834 first to Boston, from there to Quebec and back to Boston where he embarked on an 8-month whaling voyage on the Boston whaler Clay. He was the only Canadian among the crew of 26. They sailed to the Azores, including the islands of Flores, Fayal and Pico. From there they sailed to the Cape Verde Islands, then further South where they catch a whale. He describes how they work for two days and two nights to process the whale. He describes other fishes caught for food, utensils, birds, etc. Further, he briefly describes his extended stays in Capetown and Stellenbosch and concludes with his return to Canada via St. Helena and New York in 1837. Gagnon 2662; Lande S1763; TPL 6017; Mendelssohn III, 645; not in Jenkins' Whaling Bibliography. As best we can surmise, there are 8 tangible copies in OCLC, all in Canada, except for Yale. Item #58383

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