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The Fisherman's Own Book:  Comprising the List of Men and Vessels Lost  from the Port of Gloucester, Massachusetts from 1874 to April 1882, and a  Table of Losses from 1830 Together with Valuable Statistics of the Fishers by  George H Proctor - Hardcover - 1882 - from Old Saratoga Books and Biblio.com

The Fisherman's Own Book: Comprising the List of Men and Vessels Lost from the Port of Gloucester, Massachusetts from 1874 to April 1882, and a Table of Losses from 1830 Together with Valuable Statistics of the Fishers

by Proctor, George H

Condition: Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed and worn at corners and spine, 1/2 inch gash at foot, "Ref 58" inked on front


Gloucester, MA: Proctor Brothers. Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed and worn at corners and spine, 1/2 . inch gash at foot, "Ref 58" inked on front pastedown endpaper and top . corner of title page, hinges starting, front free endpaper chipped at top . corner, pages toned, gift inscription on front and rear flyleaves, two . pages heavily toned from laid in papers.. 1882. Hardcover. Dark brown pebbled cloth binding with gilt design of fishing boat in harbor stamped on front boards. 34 pages fore and aft of nautical advertisements with great artwork of boats, cod, rope, hearses, carriages, machinery, billiard tables, and furnaces. One reproduction of a 1606 map of Gloucester Harbor, complete with spouting sea monsters. Several full-page plates of fishermen's nets. Many engravings and woodcut illustrations of nautical images throughout text. Packed with data, articles, poems, folklore and other information about the fishing and whaling port of Gloucester, Massachusetts in the 1880s. Subjects include historical data for mackerel prices and catches, hammerhead sharks, fishermen's superstitions, early fisheries of Cape Ann, stories of shipwrecks, statistics about catches of various fish species, humorous stories, and many a tale about "the fish that got away" (a 600 lb. Halibut! ). Howes P627. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 274 pages .
  • Bookseller: Old Saratoga Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 23264
  • Title: The Fisherman's Own Book: Comprising the List of Men and Vessels Lost from the Port of Gloucester, Massachusetts from 1874 to April 1882, and a Table of Losses from 1830 Together with Valuable Statistics of the Fishers
  • Author: Proctor, George H
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed and worn at corners and spine, 1/2 inch gash at foot, "Ref 58" inked on front
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Proctor Brothers
  • Place: Gloucester, MA
  • Date published: 1882
  • Keywords: Fishing, Whaling, Gloucester Massachusetts, Fishermen, 1880s
  • Bookseller catalogs: New England; Nautical Books;
  • Subjects: TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding / General; TRAVEL / United States / Northeast / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT);


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