The Boy With The U.S. Fisheries - Francis Rolt-Wheeler 1912 - Lothrop, Boston - First edition, first printing ‘Just as to save life is greater than to destroy it, so is the true savior of the seas the Fisheries craft, not the battleship...’ – From the author’s preface

A handsome copy of this entertaining and informative story of the life, adventures and perils of commercial fisherman in America during the early twentieth century, and based on first hand accounts from the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries.

Features fifty-two illustrations, principally photographs taken by the Bureaus of the United States Government.
  Chapters include ‘Marooned by a Whale’, ‘Attacked by Japanese Poachers’, ‘Clutched by a Horror of the Deep’, and ‘Run Down During a Squall’, among others.

One of twenty titles from the US Service Series, which also included
‘The Boy with the U.S. Survey’, ‘The Boy with the U.S. Foresters’, and ‘The Boy with the U.S. Census’ among many others.

pp. xii 397 [6-advertisements]
  Publisher’s original blue cloth with pictorial design and photographic label, gilt lettering to cover and spine   Condition: Fine   Ref: 106919   Price: HK$ 900