being dialogues on these important subjects. with full information on the oyster question
by Henry Dempster
Glasgow, printed for the author, 1868. small 8vo. pp144, including list of subscribers.
good condition hardback in the original red cloth gilt, a little worn and darkened to the spine. light browning to paper.
a strange little book, written in the form of dialogues between imaginary persons, "whose movements and conversations are designed to engage the interest of the reader....".
it does however contain much useful information on the fishing boats and fishing industry of the mid-19th century, particularly in relation to the southern part of the east coast of Scotland.
with a folding plate showing the rigging of a deck-welled fishing boat, another double-page showing deck and elevation plans.
scarce, only two UK library holdings recorded.