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George Brown Goode, THE FISHERIES AND FISHERY INDUSTRIES OF THE UNITED STATES SECTION ONE, NATURAL HISTORY OF USEFUL AQUATIC ANIMALS WITH AN ATLAS OF 277 PLATES. Published by the U.S. Government printing office, 1884. Gray cloth boards. A massive and historic report, submitted to the U.S. National Museum (Smithsonian) during the 1880s, consisting of five sections. This scarce book, (Section 1) is comprised entirely of 277 black and white lithographic plates of American aquatic breeds – fish, walrus, seal, manatee, lobster and other shellfish, etc. with the first several pages being a guide to the illustrations. 2 foldout plates and 3 maps also included (Map of the River Basins of the Atlantic Slope by McDonald and 2 world maps showing geographical distribution of seals, walrus, sea lions and sea elephants). 11-3/4" x 9-1/4". Condition: All plates appear to be in very good condition with toned edges and occasional light foxing, except for one fold-out plate of mollusks, torn and heavily toned. Significant wear and fading to cover, gilt title worn off, frontspiece and title pages with some staining and foxing.