an account of the practical working of the various fisheries around the British Islands, with illustrations and descriptions of the boats, nets, and other gear in use
by Edmund H. Holdsworth
Edward Stanford, 1874.
1st edition. ppxvi 429 + advert leaf. 15 engraved plates, one folding, plus text illustrations.
good condition hardback in the original binding. a bit of wear to the spine and binding edges. hinges tender but still firm. light stain to the lower outer corner of the first and last few leaves, but otherwise the book is internally clean. contemporary 1874 inscription to front free end-paper.
one of the scarcest and most important late 19th century books on commercial fishing. the first part of the work describes the various methods of fishing and the boats utilised, followed by accounts of the fishing stations of England [and Wales & the Channel Islands], Scotland, the Isle of Man, and Ireland. together with a chapter on Fishery Regulations, and an appendix detailing the current regulations for the lettering, numbering, and registration of British Fishing Boats.