The Fishermen's Own Book, Comprising the list of men and vessels lost from the Port of Gloucester, Mass., from 1874 to April 1, 1882, and a table of losses from 1830, Together with valuable statistics of the fisheries. Also notable fares, narrow escapes, startling adventures, fisherman's off-hand sketches, ballads, descriptions of fishing trips and other interesting facts and incidents connected with this branch of maritime industry.

[Gloucester]: Procter Brothers, Publishers, 1882.

Octavo (23 x 16 cm.), 274, [38] pages. Illustrated. Advertisements. ~ FIRST EDITION. An omnibus of information about the American seafood industry in the final decades of the 19th century, covering the fishermen and fishing industry of Gloucester, Massachusetts, at the tip of Cape Ann. The book contains lists of vessels operating; explains the value (economic, but also health-wise) of various types of seafood; tell harrowing tales of shipwrecks, storms and other dangers. The illustrations include a series of images depicting the practice of Gill Net Fishing for Codfish. Some of the advertisements are printed in two colors. A very near fine copy in brown dappled cloth, gilt-titled and -illustrated. Just a bit of sunning to the spine. [OCLC locates just five copies].

Price: $200.00

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