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Author Name    Fairley James.

Title   Irish Whales and Whaling

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good +

Jacket Condition   Very Good +

Edition   1st EDITION.

Publisher   Belfast Blackstaff Press. 1981

ISBN Number    0 85640 232X / 9780856402326

Seller ID   007771

D/W is price clipped, it is a map of Black Sod Bay. Book in cream covers with black lettering to spine edge. Previous owner's name & date neatly at top of f.f.e.p. which are pale blue. This volume contains a detailed account of all species of whale found in Irish waters- from common porpoise or 'herring hog' to the mighty blue whale. It also chronicles the history of whaling off Ireland from Viking times, including the hunting of right fin whales in Donegal Bay in the 1700s( and the first successful use of haprpoon gun) and operations off the Mayo coast at the beginning of the twentieth century in which nearly 900 of the great whales were killed. Amongst other highlights are; medieval lawsuit over a dead whale, how a school of 'turley hides' relieved a amine in Dublin, a collision with a liner near Cork, mass strandings and whales in Irish folklore and archaeology. A scarce book especially in this condition. 218pp with illustrations.


Price = 130.00 GBP

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