Gloucester: Procter Brothers, 1873. First Edition. Black & White Engraved Cuts. Original cloth. Octavo. iv, 172 + ads pages. Near Fine.
Subtitle continues: "…Containing a list of vessels and their crews, lost from the Port of Gloucester from the year 1830 to October 1, 1873, embracing a period of nearly half a century; comprising fourteen hundred and thirty-seven names, and two hundred and ninety-six vessels, including those lost in the gale of August 24, 1873. It also contains valuable statistics of the fishing business, off-hand sketches, big trips, tales of narrow escapes, maritime poetry, and other matters of interest to these toilers of the sea. " Really a wealth of specific information on the men and boats of the fishing grounds out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Several pages of period advertising by local firms at rear. HOWES #P626; SABIN #65942. Bound in dark brown cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board. Old prior owner inscription at top fore corner of front free endpaper. Minor extremity bumps, a bit of shallow fraying to cloth at head of spine, minor old dampstain to top and bottom inner margin of last few leaves. Binding sound, hinges strong.