The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States. Section III and IV.
Goode, George Brown (editor).
( 1887), Washington
b/w plates. 4to. 2 text vols. bound together.
This is the scarcest and, in many ways, the most important book in the 7 volume set comprising “The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States.” Section III is about the fishing grounds. It contains lengthy descriptions of east and west coast fishing grounds, as well as those of Alaska and the Great Lakes, and is illustrated by 17 folding charts. There are also 31 folding charts showing water temperatures of various locations at different times of year. Section IV considers “The Fishermen of the United States” sociologically, economically, and historically. It is one of the first sources to rely on and, in some cases reprint, first-hand accounts by the fishermen themselves. Handsome full-page line illustrations taken from photographs recall ports such as Gloucester from the 19th century. Bound in original government cloth with gold spine lettering. Backstrip chipped and cracked, covers show some wear. Contents in very good condition. An important historical source.