Washington: Government Printing Office, 1901.
United States Fish Commission. Document 473. Quarto (28 x 19.5 cm.), 26 pages. Illustrated with eight photographic plates, and additional illustrations in the text. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION; from the U.S. Fish Commission Bulletin of the same year. A thorough examination of the sardine industry of France, primarily that of Brittany, with descriptions of the fishing fleets of the French Coast, the canning operations, and the natural history of the specific sardine species. The photographic plates, and other photos in the text, depict the fleet at sea and in harbor, the home of a sardine fisherman, and the process of preparing the fish for canning. The canning operations are performed by women, seen in the photos in traditional clothing, beheading and eviscerating, frying in oil, and drying the fish. Near fine in original wrappers, with only a small chip to the foot of the spine. Ink stamped number "473" to front panel of wrapper. [OCLC locates ten copies].