London: Edward Stanford; [printed by Spottiswoode & Co., Ltd., 1904.
Small quarto (22 x 15 cm.), xx, [folding map], 386 pages. Illustrated. Index. FIRST EDITION. A comprehensive study of the sea-fishing industry at the beginning of the 20th century, the last moment when most of the industry remained under sail. The book is not so much concerned with the practical side of catching fish, but forms a detailed analysis of the state of the industry and the mechanics of its operation. Over a third of the book is devoted to a regional study of the fishing ports. Illustrations include a folding map displays the ports and their railway connections, and seventy-seven photos of vessels, ports, etc. Some light pencil annotations to margins, foxing to endpapers and preliminaries; in publisher's green cloth, the front board gilt-decorated with an image of a trawler under sail. Near very good.