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Considerations on the Fisheries in the Scotch Islands: to which is prefixed A General Account elucidating the History, Soil, Productions, Curiousities, &c of the same, the Manners of the Inhabitants, &c by James Fea - 1st Edition - 1787 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Considerations on the Fisheries in the Scotch Islands: to which is prefixed A General Account elucidating the History, Soil, Productions, Curiousities, &c of the same, the Manners of the Inhabitants, &c

by James Fea

Condition: Good/N


London : Printed for the Author at the Dove, 1787 A good copy of an extremely scarce work in contemporary half leather binding with folding map of Orkney and Shetland. The binding has been rebacked supplying a new spine with gilt titles and blind ruled compartments. The boards have the original leather and are marbled. The binding is in very good condition with general wear to edges and corners. The original endpapers look to be retained. Contents: initial blank, title, introduction pp vii; fold out map; text pp 1-101; half title - considerations on the fisheries; text pp 3-88 finis; list of subscribers 6pp; final blank. A piece has been cut from the top edge of the title and the first page of the introduction - which also has an inscription: Francis Taylor's book 1834. The title has also lost the corner tip. The map has loss to the left margin, but this does not affect the Orkney and Shetland Isles, and some edge tears to the bottom folds. It has been reinforced. There is a mispagination - 42-47, 48 etc - there is no loss of text. The contents are clean - there are occasional signs of old stitch holes in the gutter.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032676
  • Title: Considerations on the Fisheries in the Scotch Islands: to which is prefixed A General Account elucidating the History, Soil, Productions, Curiousities, &c of the same, the Manners of the Inhabitants, &c
  • Author: James Fea
  • Format/binding: Half-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Printed for the Author at the Dove
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1787
  • Keywords: james fea; orkney islands; shetland islands; northern isles fisheries; eighteenth century orkney and shetland
  • Bookseller catalogs: HISTORY; Freshwater and Marine Life, including fish and fishing;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General; NATURE / Marine Life;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall


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