Misc. Doc. 32. House of Representatives. Cod and Whale Fisheries. Report of Hon. Thomas Jefferson… Also Report of Lorenzo Sabine on the Principal Fisheries of the American Seas..
(Cod and Whale Fisheries)
GPO, ( 1872), Washington DC
Reprint, presumably for the edification of the members of Congress, of two classic works on the American fisheries. Jeffersons work first appeared in 1791, when he was Secretary of State, and is considered the best work on whaling before the American Revolution. Sabines work was originally published in 1853. It is still an important work on the fisheries. Sabines book is difficult to find in the original printing, Jeffersons work, of course, much more so. Fine condition in modern red cloth binding