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Brabazon, Wallop [Rath House, Drogheda] / Cooper, William / [Provenance: William Le Fanu]
The Deep Sea and Coast Fisheries of Ireland, with suggestions for the working of a Fishing Company. Illustrated by William Cooper. Dedicated by Permission to the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland. [With 21 Plates]
1848. Original First Edition. Dublin / London / Derby, James McGlashan / Simpkin, Marshall & Co. / Richardson and Sons, 1848. Octavo. Folded Frontispiece, X, 111 pages with 21 plates (original Lithographs often large folding). Hardcover / Original publisher's cloth with gilt lettering to cover. Excellent condition of one of the rarest books on the History of irish fishing. This book comes from the library of irish engineer William Le Fanu, with his bookplate to the pastedown and a stamp "Board of Public Works" to the dedication-page. The books interior with all the lithographic illustrations in very good condition. Occasional foxing only. Extremely rare; very scarce publication ! This is a superior example of this book; with all illustrations in place and in excellent condition. Includes for example the following illustrations: 1. Frontispiece: Spearing the Basking Shark or Sun Fish (West Coast of Ireland) [Large Folding Plate] 2. Schooner Recommended by Mr.Brabazon for the West Coast Fisheries [Large Folding Plate] 3. Deck Plan of Schooner - 100 or 150 Tons - Recommended by Mr. Brabazon for the West Coast of Ireland 4. Skerries Hooker - 20 to 50 Tons 5. Irish Herring Net 6. English Herring Net - Figure I 7. English Herring Net - Figure II 8. MA II X Fishing Boat 9. Penzance or St. Ives Herring or Pilchard Boat 10. One of the Irish Herring Fleet 11. Trawler with her Trawl Down [Large Folding Plate] 12. Trawl Irons 13. English Trawl [Large Folding Plate] 14. Irish Trawl [Large Folding Plate] 15. Sun Fish [Basking Shark] Harpoon 16. Salmon Net - Figure I [Large Folding Plat … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Inanna Rare Books Ltd. [Ireland]
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