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Frederick Debell Bennett

(Esq., F.R.G.S.)


(1806 - 1859)

Frederick Debell Bennett

Shortly after qualifying as a doctor, Frederick Debell Bennett signed on for a three year's cruise in a South Sea whaler.


Narrative of a Whaling Voyage Round the Globe (1840)

Shortly after qualifying as a physician, the author signed on to a three year's voyage on a whaler header for the South Sea fishery.

This two-volume work is considered one of the most accurate descriptions of industry. There are extensive descriptions of flora, fauna and the peoples of the South Pacific. Herman Melville reviewed it favorably.

Read online: volume I and volume II at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Frederick Debell Bennett
Illustrator(s): Anonymous

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