Rare Books

  • # 15474

    Webster, H.T.; Zern, Ed

    To hell with fishing

    Or, how to tell a fish from fishermen. New York : Appleton-Century, 1945. First edition. Octavo, cloth boards with yellow lettering and fish motif, pp viii-88. A collection of H.T. Webster’s fishing cartoons with accompanying text by Ed Zern; a fine copy.

  • # 15520

    "The Amateur Angler" [pseud. of E. Marston]

    Fresh woods and pastures new

    London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1887. Octavo, green pictorial limp boards, pp x-136; a fine copy. Bushell, p.70.

  • # 15598

    BROOKE, Major General Geoffrey

    The major goes fishing

    London : Seeley & Service, [c.1954]. Octavo, cloth boards in pictorial jacket; stitching starting to loosen; 31 pp; illustrated with seven line-drawings by R.P. Needham; a good copy.

  • # 15569

    HAMILTON, Capt. G. D.

    Trout-fishing and sport in Maoriland

    Wellington : The Government Printing Office, 1904. First edition. Octavo, cloth boards with gilt lettering, pp. xix-428; illustrated with 2 photographic frontispiece images, 20 photographic plates, 2 collotype plates, and 2 chromolithographed plates of trout flies; occasional very minor water staining to margins, otherwise in fine condition.  

  • # 15574

    STODDART, Thomas Tod

    The angler’s companion : a popular and practical handbook to the art of angling

    London : Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton & Kent, 1892. Royal octavo, later half leather over marbled paper boards, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering and fly motif; marbled endpapers, lithographed frontispiece, pp 207; a very good copy.

  • # 15575

    BLAKEY, Robert (ed.)

    The angler’s song book

    London : George Cox, 1855. First edition. Octavo, textured cloth boards, spine discoloured with remains of printed label, bookplate to pastedown, pp xvi-276; contents clean and sound. Westwood and Satchell, p. 34.

  • # 15463

    MARCH, James

    The jolly angler; or water side companion.

    Containing an account of all the best places for angling, the means used to obtain permission, as well as an account for the different sorts of fish contained therein: the tackle, baits, & other requisites to form an expert angler: with correct description of tying hooks, making artificial flies, repairing tackle, &c. London : The author, [c.1830]. …

  • # 15464

    PICKARD, F.W.

    Trout fishing in New Zealand in wartime

    New York : G.P. Putnam’s, 1940. First edition. Numbered 189 of 250. Royal octavo, cloth backed papered boards lettered in gilt (rubbed), uncut, occasionally unopened; a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front endpaper for Mr. Thomas Coyle; pp 180; illustrated with photographs of New Zealand by the author’s wife; a near fine …

  • # 15461

    The Amateur Angler [pseud. E. Marston]

    Days in clover

    London : Sampson Low, Marston, 1892. First edition. The large paper issue, limited to 250 copies, with this copy numbered 95 with initials of author. Octavo, vegetable parchment over boards (some chipping), lettered and decorated in black and red, pages uncut and partially unopened, pp viii-120; illustrated with six photographic plates; a near fine copy. …

  • # 15545

    CAMPBELL, Lady Colin

    A book of the running brooks and of still waters

    London : Sampson Low Marston, n.d. [c.1900]. Octavo, limp red suede with designs in blind and gilt lettering (fraying to tail of spine), signature of previous owner on front free endpaper; pp 132. A series of articles originally published in The Saturday Review on the benefits of farming fresh water fish for food, including chapters …

  • # 15541

    WILLIAMS, H.G.

    The shag menace : a book for anglers. 

    Dunedin : H.G. Williams, 1945. Octavo, green boards with pictorial dust jacket (some staining and foxing), pp 94. With four photographic plates; contents clean and sound.

  • # 15476

    THOMPSON, Lindsay G.

    History of the fisheries of New South Wales;

    With a sketch of the laws by which they have been regulated. Sydney : Government Printer, 1893. Royal octavo, rebound in modern cloth boards lettered in gilt, title page with tape marks and ink stamp, pp 126; with 4 plates and explanatory text, 16 full page illustrations, and 7 folding maps (last few maps attached …

  • # 15475

    DYMOND, J.R.; LOGIER, E.B.S. (illustrator)

    The trout and other game fishes of British Columbia

    Ottawa : F.A. Acland, 1932. Royal octavo, boards lettered in gilt, pp 51; illustrated with colour plates; a fine copy. A scarce bulletin containing information on types of trout, char, and Pacific salmon, with further text on conservation methods.