Salmon of the Pacific Coast by R.D. Hume

PBA Galleries

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Lot 3: (Angling) Author: Hume, R.D. Title: Salmon of the Pacific Coast. Place Published: (San Francisco). Publisher: (Schmidt Label & Lith. Co.). Date Published: 1893. Description: (73) pp. Woodcut illustrations throughout. 13.5x19 cm., original lithographed wrappers. First Edition. Hume dedicates the book to Thomas Pelling, "By whose efforts the canning industry has received its greatest impulse." Its purpose is "to call the attention of both producer and consumer to the danger of the total extinction of this most valuable of food fishes, and provide a simple method for their preservation." Hume provides a history of "the business of canning salmon on the Pacific Coast," the profound importance of the canning industry, "and the influence it has had in the development of the Northwest." Condition: A few small spots, minor wear; near fine. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $400-$600
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