London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1931. Peter Anson. First edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight 4to, 254pp. Book is faded and lightly worn with minor bumping to tips. Spine ends are medium-bumped with some fading to spine. Spine beginning slight cracking on page 1 but otherwise tight, Used but not abused. Pastedowns are maps of La Manche, Ille de Villaine, Loire-Inferieure, Morbihan & Cotes du Nord. Fascinating reading. Good / missing. Item #17688
A really comprehensive history of the maritime industry in Brittany and the men and women who earn their living from the sea. Brittany is the westernmost tip of land in France and has been a major fishing and maritime location since for hundreds of years. A large number of crewmen on American privateers were Bretons and were happy to have a chnce to fight agains the English! Appendices include nuber of fishing vessels and tonnage, vessels landing different species of fish, personnel of fisheries, industries connected to sea fisheries.