GOIN' FISHIN' The Story of the Deep-Sea Fishermen of New England

GOIN' FISHIN' The Story of the Deep-Sea Fishermen of New England

(Salem, MA.: Marine Research Society, 1937).

FIRST EDITION, VERY UNCOMMON IN SUCH BRIGHT AND FINE CONDITION. "Wesley George Pierce writes clearly and informatively about fishing off the New England and Canadian coasts from the late 1800s to the 1930s. He was in the unique position of seeing the industry go through drastic changes from fishing under sail to fishing under power. And he writes from a first-person perspective, having crewed on many types of fishing vessels from schooners to draggers. He details how each type of fish was caught and the procedures for preparing the fish and getting them to market. This is not a glamorized account of tall ships and strong men, but rather, the nitty gritty and real dangers of a fisherman's life." - Review of the 1989 paperback reprint. Item #29138

First edition, Marine Research Society publication 26. Extensively illustrated throughout with drawings by the author and others as well as with 27 black and white plates from photographs and other authoritative sources. Large 8vo, in the original navy blue cloth textured to look like morocco, the spine ruled and lettered in gilt, in the scarce original yellow paper dustjacket printed in black. 323, 1 pp. A very fine copy, the blue cloth near as mint, extremely bright and fresh, the text very fine as well, the jacket clean and handsome with just a little mellowing at the tips and folds.

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Price: $145.00