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Guide to the Contents of the Greenland Fishery Museum (King's Lynn, Norfolk)

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Title:Guide to the Contents of the Greenland Fishery Museum (King's Lynn, Norfolk)
Price:GBP£60.00 (about USD$75.10)
Category:History
Book ID:B009-3863
Quantity:1
Publisher:privately published, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, 1912
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Softcover (Side-stapled)
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
privately published, 1912, Softcover (Side-stapled), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

The Greenland Fishery was a Public House for some 250 years – probably from 1660’s until the early 1900’s. Originally named 'The Fisherman’s Arms’ or 'The Waterman’s Arms’, by 1796 it had been renamed ‘The Greenland Fishery’ because of the importance of the sailors who worked in the whaling industry which was of major economic importance to the town of Lynn in Norfolk. In 1912 the whole of The Greenland Fishery including the land at the rear and the former public house, ‘The Cottage’ was bought by Edward Milligen Beloe who opened it as The Greenland Fishery Museum with a bakery in the northern side. Ships biscuits were made in the basement and visitors had to enter and exit through the bakery at the front. This is a scarce first edition of the guide to the museum contents published in 1912. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 63 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Staples rusty, wear to edges of paper covers. illustrated by b/w. drawings & photo's.. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: History; Kings Lynn; Norfolk; East Anglia; England; 1900-1920; Genealogy & Local History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3863.
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