BARSS, Peter. Barss, Peter.
Title: Portrait of Lunenburg County : Images and Stories from a Vanished Way of Life. First Paperback Edition.
Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2012, ISBN:9781551099002
Seller ID: 101992
BARSS, Peter. A Portrait of Lunenburg County : Images and Stories from a Vanished Way of Life. (Halifax): Nimbus Publishing, (2012). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-vii,(1),-167,(1). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, illustrated black card covers with brown spine, white and brown lettering to front, black and white lettering to spine, French flaps. "The legendary schooner fishing days are gone forever from the coast of Nova Scotia, but the spirit of those days lives on in the stories and photographs of 'A Portrait of Lunenburg County". Stripped of romantic myths, told without editorial comment in the stark and simple words of the fishermen themselves, these are the tales of harsh conditions and sometimes cruel captains, of hard work for low wages, and of tragedy and daring amid the awesome forces of the elements. Here, too, are plain, straightforward expressions of human values nurtured in tightly knit communities: honesty, kindness, respect, and willingness to share. First published in 1978, this new edition of 'A Portrait of Lunenburg County' is a moving tribute to the warmth, humour, and vitality of a people whose lives have formed a rich chapter in Canada's post." -from the front flap. Vertical crease to title page, else very good. 15.00