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]
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, embossed with gilt lettering to cover. Excellent condition of one of the rarest books on the History of irish commercial fishing and suggestions for professionalizing irish fishing industry in the 19th century. 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.