BRABAZON, Wallop. The Deep Sea and Coast Fisheries of Ireland, with Suggestions for the Working of a Fishing Company.
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Illustrated with twenty-one plates (many folding) by William Cooper, Esq. Dedicated by permission to the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland. Dublin: James McGlashan, 21, D’Olier Street, 1848. Demy octavo. pp. 111, 21 [plates (some folding)]. Blind-stamped brown cloth, title in gilt on upper cover. Ex libris Zoological Society with stamps. Light wear to spine-ends. A very good copy. Scarce.
Wallop Brabazon, a County Louth landowner, signs his dedication at Rath House, Drogheda, September, 1847. The author in his introduction states that he wrote this short account of the Irish Fisheries “for the information of persons who wished to take Shares in any of the Fishing Companies projected, which cannot fail to be a most remunerating speculation if worked under proper management”. He goes on to praise the ingenious West Coast Fishermen that whom “no men can understand the fishing hook better ... and they supply themselves with excellent baits unknown to strangers. All they want is regular employment, which a Company would give them, by purchasing their fish at a medium price at their stores for Curing.”
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