The tale of lives won from a cruel sea and crueller landlords. The dawning of the herring fisheries brought with it the hope of escape from the Highland Clearances, and this story paints a vivid picture of a community fighting against nature and history, and refusing to be crushed.The tale of lives won from a cruel sea and crueller landlords. The dawning of the herring fisheries brought with it the hope of escape from the Highland Clearances, and this story paints a vivid picture of a community fighting against nature and history, and refusing to be crushed.Read Less
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1945. Fifth Impression. 584 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth hardcover, with titling on spine. Lightly tanned pages and firm binding, with fair tanning and slight foxing on fore-edge. Boards are fair, light bumping on corners and spine ends, heavy tanning on spine, with light rubbing on front and slight staining on rear.
VG+ in Good+ jacket. Hardcover with dustjacket, first American printing of this novel about the beginnings of the herring industry on the coasts of Scotland, book is quite attractve, the bright blue cloth binding with gold title is bright and clean as new, the blank end-papers are slightly tanned and the former owner's name is present, mild creasing is present on pages 125-175, a bit heavier corner-creasing present on pages 195-213, the creases are not as heavy as dog-eared pages usually are so apparently the book was closed carelessly, there are no other book flaws, the jacket has heavy chipping at the spine-tips, one edge-chip on the rear panel, spine is slightly tanned, some wear at the top corners and along the folds, the jacket is clean and presentable despite ther flaws with the front panel and flaps looking the nicest, the original price (3.00) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included.
Very Good to Near Fine condition book with slight edgewear to covers in a Very Good condition dustjacket with very slight browning to spine with very minor chipping to top and boom of spine not affecting any of the lettering. Very bright front and back covers with no tears or chipping. Tight, very attractive copy of the book. $3.00 original price is present and unclipped on front flap of dustjacket. No statement of later printing on copyright page, am assuming it is a first printing.
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