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Lot 12: Seamen’s Hymns and Whalemen’s Shipping List

Estimate: $300 – $400

Four-hundred thirty pages of Hymns, Devotions and Seamen’s prayers, (Note: from the Henry Beston Outermost House Library to JPR) and a newspaper from New Bedford, July 27, 1852, found in Hingham, Mass., by Mason Foley and sold to JPR in the 1950’s from the Hingham Book House; Leather covered small book, in brown ink inside cover “Sloop ‘Rapid’ Hingham 1834” and “27 barrels to Boston Nov 3, 1838”, stamped “The Fo’Castle H. Beston”; (ex. John P. Richardson collection).

Seamen’s hymns; shipping list; newspaper