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Preston R.Parkinson & Co. 1890. The record of enquiries held by the County Council of the County Palatine of Lancaster in the year 1889 at Southport,Lytham, Morecambe,Ulverston Liverpool,and Fleetwood. 8vo.151pps original half roan over printed cloth boards.Good. (Click on illustration) (Book ref. 2344)
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London Angus & Robertson 1977 The hard cover First Edition in dustwrapper. (Click on illustration) A well illustrated account of the British Fishing Industry from its earliest days to the Cod Wars in 1976. Large 8vo 336 pages simulated leather binding illustrated endpapers bookplate of Christopher Turnor to half title.Clean & sound. A FINE collectors copy is also available with loosely inserted first day cover of a 1981 set of British Sea Fishing stamps 25 scans on request, (Book ref. 2052)
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LONDON Eveleigh Nash 1904 First Edition A clean sound copy of the First Edition of this uncommon title 8vo. 367pps + 8pp adverts.Original publishers cloth foxed to fore edges and prelims. No ownership marks. (Book ref. 4611)
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The MacMillan Company, New York, 1910. A lovely copy of the New York edition printed from electrotypes.Original blue publishers cloth 325 pp.+ 4pps of adverts. Illustrated with photographs by Melville Mackay. A series of reminiscences on the lives,legends and folk lore of some of Britain's traditional small-boat, inshore fisherman of the late 1800s early 1900s (Book ref. 4523)
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London.Colnaghi & Co.Robert Havell 3 Chapel Street.1814 Original Folio [14"x10"] Hand painted Aquatint Etching by Robert Havell after the painting by British artist, naturalist, antiquarian,soldier and spy. Charles Hamilton Smith for "The Ancient Costumes of Great Britain and Ireland from the Seventh to the Sixteenth Century" Widely available as a reproduction this is an original etching. (Book ref. 4135)
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GRIMSBY.Grimsby News & Co Ltd. Printers & Stationers Victoria Street & Fish Dock Road (1901) A good sound copy of the First Edition not for the fastidious collector but an acceptable alternative to the paperback 8vo.viii,171pps uncut. new ep's. Exploits on the River Trent, and further afield, in pursuit of barbel, pike, grayling, tench, carp etc. (Book ref. 3805)
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LONDON Edward Stanford, 1904. First Edition An interesting copy in publishers decorated cloth from the library of Robert Martin Harring with his label and various relevant tipped in additions including an original F.M.Sutcliffe photograph (Click on illustration) 8vo.xx.386pps.folding frontispiece map showing the ports and their railway connections, plus seventy seven photographs of vessels, ports, etc. A comprehensive study of the industry at the beginning of the century. The book is not so much concerned with the practical side of catching fish, but forms a detailed analysis of the state of the industry and the mechanics of its operation. Over a third of the book is devoted to a regional study of the fishing ports. (Book ref. 2456)
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LONDON. Jarrold & Sons, 1898. The First Edition in "Yellowback" style binding of pictorial printed boards. The author was Angling Editor of the Yorkshire Post and is best known for his fishing titles and The Tuttlebury Tales. As the title suggests these are humorous reminiscences - mainly concerned with his Uncle Parker - in which fishing plays a significant role. 8vo.159pps +10pages of adverts for Hardy's Reels & other Fishing products.Usual spine wear but a clean sound copy of a scarce title (Book ref. 2838)
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Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co,The Riverside Press Cambridge ND An excellent copy, hardcover in blue cloth with yellow lettering to spine and front board. 8vo; 268 pages.Tissue guarded frontispiece and 3 other plates by J.D.Whiting ( Not reallythe story of a sailor's life but of First World War treasue trove, deep sea diving, piracy and romance,)First published in London by Skeffington 1919. A very good copy with no owner- ship marks. (Book ref. 3332)
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LONDON. Edward Stanford, 1874. A Good recased copy of the scarce First Edition in original blue publishers cloth xvi 429 pps [Advert leaf.] Frontispiece of Yarmouth Luggers and 14 other full page engraved plates,[one folding], plus wood engraved text illustrations.tables etc. A scarce and highly regarded work on commercial fishing describing the various methods of fishing and the boats utilised, followed by accounts of the fishing stations of England. Wales and 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. Yellow coated endpapers with an original Frank Meadows Sutcliffe photographic postcard of the raising of a loaded trawl net to the paste down. A Good clean sound copy (Book ref. 3091)
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LONDON. Jarrold & Sons, (1902) A nice tight copy of the First Edition in pictorial publishers cloth The author was Angling Editor of the Yorkshire Post and is best known for his fishing titles and The Tuttlebury Tales.As the title suggests these humorous tales center on Uncle Parker. Frontispiece & illustrations by the author 8vo.254pps + adverts. Original patterned endpapers with bookplate to pastedown (Book ref. 3054)
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London Digby,Long & Co. 1901 A clean sound copy in original publishers cloth 8vo.249pps.(advert) plus inserted 16pp publishers catalogue dated Feb 1901 "A new and Cheap Edition" Tales first told in " The Yorkshire Post. by the humourist & celebrated fishing writer. (Book ref. 3045)
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London Digby,Long & Co. 1910 A clean sound copy of the First Edition in original publishers cloth 8vo.236pps.+8 pp illustrated catalogue further adverts precede half title,its verso and contents leaf. One of the scarcer titles by the Yorkshire humourist & celebrated fishing writer. (Book ref. 3044)
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London Digby,Long & Co. 1898 Clean sound copy in original publishers cloth 8vo.x (i)216,(i)advert leaf +16 pp publishers catalogue dated November 1898 The Fourth and New Edition in which Mr Tutlebury joins the golf club, gets his haircut, goes house hunting etc. Tales first told in " The Yorkshire Post. by the humourist & celebrated fishing writer. (Book ref. 3038)
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Unknown ND C1890 An unusual wood block print with lithographed background tint captioned " Sponge Fishing off the Coast of Greece. " origin unknown c1890 (Book ref. 2835)
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London. Fleet Street, 1908. A Clean sound working copy of the second issue of this invaluable Directory and Guide to the Fishing Industry and all the allied trades including game poultry & rabbit. 400 pages of entries and attractive period trade adverts on everything from kippers to trade knives. Index to towns and sections on Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the Isle of Man. (Book ref. 2468)
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London, John Murray, 1918 A nice copy of the First Edition in original Publishers cloth. The Herring influenced not only Englands food supply but also its navigation policy and thereby its naval power. This valuable treatise covers the 17th-19th Centuries. 8vo. xx. 199p.Thirteen lithographed plates reproducing 1792 copper plate engravings by Van der Laan after drawings by Meulen double page spread and tipped onto stubbs (Click on illustration) Lightly foxed but a good copy with part of the dustwrapper blurb tipped to the free endpaper Bibliography and some curious recipes for cooking Herring Scarce (Book ref. 2455)
Rome 1960 United Nations A very good copy of the Provisional Edition. 8vo 9"X6" 152 page, printed card covers.Illustrated throughout with photographs line drawings text figures tables etc.Foreword by D.B.Finn. A manual of Field Methods for those involved in fisheries research (Book ref. 2452)
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Manchester University Press 1987 Fine copy in dustwrapper (Click on illustration) of volume 3 in the series Anthropological Studies of Britain.The longest sustained and most detailed anthropological study ever undertaken in a British Community (Book ref. 2371)
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Liverpool.C.Tinling & Co Ltd 1905 Syllabus of the lessons on Marine Biology given in the Practical Classes for Fishermen with instructions for collecting and forwarding specimens reprinted from the Fisheries Laboratory Report for 1903. The Lancashire and Western Sea-Fisheries Joint Committee.8vo 33pp illustrated.printed boards inscribed with kind regards from W.A.Herdman. ex Board of Education Reference Library stamped Reserve Stock. (Book ref. 2343)