Lure of the Sea: Leaves From My Pictorial Log


Lure of the Sea: Leaves From My Pictorial Log


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Wallace R. MacAskill was one of Nova Scotia's best-known photographers, valued especially for his seascapes and images of sailing vessels. He became internationally known as a marine photographer and his photographs were used extensively for advertising by the Nova Scotia government, helping to make sites like Peggy's Cove famous. McAskill was by all accounts an eccentric, hard-drinking and death-defying lover of the sea. It is not surprising to learn that he once persuaded the crew of the Bluenose to lash him to its soaked, slanting deck where, with one hand protecting his lens from the spray, he waited for the shot he wanted.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: W. R. MacAskill
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1951
  • Place Published: Halifax
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Unpaginated. 27 cm book in 28 cm box. 73 b&w illustrations + colour print. Cloth hardcover. In box with pasted-on illustration. Both box and book are warped. Box has tears in two corners. Book covers discoloured. Inscribed by author to Marge on half-title in 1951. Some soiling to rear of print has affected front side. Small chip in side of print.

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