1880 Maine MONHEGAN Fishing CANOE Chicago SWORDFISH

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  • Sold Date: Jul 13, 2009
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1880 New York GREAT SOUTH BAY hunting fishing clubs FIRE ISLAND
1880 Maine MONHEGAN Fishing CANOE Chicago SWORDFISH
This is a three quarters leather bound volume of the 1880 June to November issues of Harper’s Magazine. (In the 19th century, people typically didn’t throw their magazines away. They had them professionally bound into books at the end of very six months….must have been a huge business for book binders.) These 19th century Harper’s ALWAYS containing fascinating text and wood engravings, and this one’s no exception. Some of the highlights: SUMMER CLUBS ON GREAT SOUTH BAY. This is a 14 page illustrated article on the hunting and fishing clubs of Great South Bay, in the vicinity of Fire Island. They focus on the Olympic, the Sportsmen’s, and the Wa-Wa-Yanda…..FISH AND MEN IN THE MAINE ISLANDS. This is a 17 + 16 page article (serialized in two parts), with special mention of Orr’s Island, Monhegan, Deer Isle, Grand Banks, swordfish and mackerel fishing…. A seven page illustrated article THE CRUISING CANOE AND ITS OUTFIT, about different kinds of canoes (with sails and without), and camping gear that can be stowed in a canoe for extended journeys….THE METROPOLIS OF THE PRAIRIES, an interesting 20 page illustrated article about the people, buildings, history and cultural life of CHICAGO…
Pretty fascinating stuff.
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