BRITISH SEA-FISHERMEN; Peter F. Anson / with 4 plates in colour and 23 illustrations in black & white
London: William Collins of London, 1944. Colour & B&W illustrations. First Edition. Boards. 8vo (6 1/2" x 9"), pictorial navy blue paper with light yellow lettering and triple ruled boarders over boards with depiction of fish in a cluster, illustrated with 4 glossy plates in colour and 23 illustrations in black & white, pictorial dust jacket (unclipped), 47,  pages. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5559
Peter F[rederick] Anson (1889 – 1975) was briefly a Benedictine monk; then turned English non-fiction writer on religious matters and on architectural and maritime subjects. He was also a talented British marine artist who had painted many of the fishing sites described herein. The decay of the fishing industry and loss of such stalwart figures during wartime greatly concerned the author-painter.
UNCOMMON TITLE: Cloth tight and without annotations; light foxing on front pastedown, some pages, but seldom to illustrations; light uniform age-toning. Dust jacket unclipped with fraying.