Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office. 1907.
20 chromolithograph plates, black and white plates and in-text illustrations, 221-360pp + plates, index, 11 x 7 3/4 inches, blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettered spine (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed with some light soiling and bumped corners, owner inscription to front pastedown, hinges split but still attached, light damp stain to upper left corner of first few pages, faint soiling to a few text pages and three of the color plates (each just a tiny light area), otherwise very good clean condition. This is a separate issue of a section of the "Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Volume XXVI, 1906, Pages 219 to 360, Plates XIV to XLII. Bureau of Fisheries Document No. 624 Issued December 6, 1907". During "an investigation of the salmon fisheries of Alaska...during the summer and fall of 1903 by a special commission appointed by the Commissioner of Fisheries...large collections of fishers and other aquatic animals were secured, however, and much information concerning the habits, abundance, and distribution of the salmon and other fishes. It is the purpose of the present paper to put on recornd the more important of these facts and to discuss more fully some of the chief problems connected with the salmon fisheries." Features chromolithographic plates of fish including the Humpback Salmon, Dog Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Steelhead Trout, etc. Item #42560