Its Early History and Literature
Goodspeed, Charles Eliot. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. Signed by the author. Limited edition, 351 of 795 copies. B/w plates. Blue cloth with a leather title label. 381 pp. Large 8vo.
Beautiful limited copy, signed by the author, about the history of fishing in America. Finely illustrated with several plates. Two leather labels on blue cloth, with gilded page tops. Many pages have remained uncut, and the interior is very fine. Occasional wear to the boards; chipped section to the spine label. Else crisp.
Charles E. Goodspeed was the founder of several bookstores in Boston and a dealer in rare books and manuscripts. Most of his writings were bibliographical, compiling A treasury of fishing stories and Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Museum of the Salem East India Marine Society, or, The gathering of a virtuoso’s collection, both published in 1946.