Beispielbild für diese ISBN


Venables (Bernard Percival). (1907-2001).

0 Bewertungen bei Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0370003845 / ISBN 13: 9780370003849
Verlag: The Bodley Head. London.
Verkäufer Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd (MACHYNLLETH, Vereinigtes Königreich)

AbeBooks Verkäufer seit 28. März 1999 Verkäuferbewertung 5 Sterne

Anzahl: 1

Gebraucht kaufen
Preis: EUR 32,88 Währung umrechnen
Versand: EUR 6,84 Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer
In den Warenkorb legen


1968 1st edition. 8vo (142 x 222mm). Pp206. B/w photographs, illustrations & maps by the author. Blue boards, spine titled in gilt. Very good in slightly torn and stained dust-wrapper. "When the lookout gives the signal, the rocket shoots into the air and 'Baleia! Baleia!' is shouted from house to house; within minutes the whaleboats are manned, launched and heading for the open sea. This is the scene when a whale is sighted at Horta, on the island of Fayal in the Azores, the only place [at the time of publication] from which the sperm whale is still hunted with the hand harpoon in small open boats, with only oars and sails and paddles, as it has been almost continuously since the first whaleboats crossed the Atlantic from Nantucket in 1765. The climax of the urgency pervading this book is the hunt itself, and the author gives an enthralling account of how the struggle, far out to sea, is brought silently and desperately to a finish, before the whale is towed home for the final cutting-in, the trying-out, and all the complex operations of the factory. Mr Venables follows every move in highly technical detail, and his descriptions of the hunt and kill have a gruesome reality." Many good illustrations by Bernard Venables, rather in the manner - appropriately enough - of those by Tunnicliffe and Sheppard in The Old Man and The Sea. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 31420

Dem Anbieter eine Frage stellen

Bibliografische Details


Verlag: The Bodley Head. London.

Einband: Hardcover

Auflage: 1st Edition


PAUL MORGAN IS A LEADING DEALER in scarce, out-of-print & new books on fishing and field sports. Paul has developed this business over more than thirty years. His business, Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd., carries the world's largest range of books on fishing and field sports, sporting guns and dogs, deer, big game hunting & falconry. Coch-y-Bonddu Books is also a noted publisher of fine sporting works, as well as being the custodian of the famous Flyfisher's Classic Library imprint. Under Paul's editorial direction, the list of titles available under both his Coch-y- Bonddu Books imprint and the Flyfisher's Classic Library imprint grows by the month. Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd., incorporated in the United Kingdom, Company No. 04636991. Registered address: 15 Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AG. Business and correspondence Address: 13 Heol Pentrerhedyn, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DG.

Zur Homepage des Verkäufers


YOU CAN PAY DIRECT THROUGH ABE BOOKS using the major credit cards.

WE ACCEPT PAYMENTS in GB pounds or US dollars. WE PREFER PAYPAL; it is free, you
do not have to be a member to use it & payment can be made in a number of
currencies, including sterling, Euros & US dollars. Our account name is .

OTHER PAYMENT METHODS; cheques in GBP or checks in USD are fine, as are UK
Postal Orders & UK Book Tokens.

WE ACCEPT Mastercard, Visa & Switch, by phone on 01654-702837.


Mehr Information

ORDERS ARE USUALLY DESPATCHED within 2 business days, depending on the time of year.

WE NEVER CHARGE MORE THAN £5.00 to most UK mainland addresses: - We will send an UNLIMITED number of books for £5.00, provided you order them all at one go. We will combine separate orders, but you must contact us immediately to arrange this. If we have already dispatched one of your orders by the time you contact us, unfortunately, we cannot do anything about it.

OVERSEAS POSTAGE is charged by weight, at cost and is sent by Royal Mail's Priority Airmail service. The quoted cost is based on a single book of 2.2lbs or 1kg. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know that extra shipping is required.

Alle Bücher des Anbieters anzeigen

akzeptiert von diesem Verkäufer

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Vorauskasse PayPal