• # 26859

    WELSBY, Thomas

    Schnappering and fishing in the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay waters. (Presentation copy)

    Also included: A wandering discourse on fishing generally. Brisbane : Outridge Printing Co., 1905. First edition. Octavo, pictorial cloth boards (edges rubbed), hinges split, old tape marks to gutter of front free endpaper, small area of loss to photographic frontispiece, title page with presentation inscription from author to A. S. Nott, Esq., dated June 1908; …

  • # 22923

    The “Geisha” and the “Cherry Blossom” fishing book : all about gut fishing lines and fishing. (Presentation copy)

    with a few caustic comments on fishermen themselves. Issued free by the Proprietors of the famous “Geisha” and “Cherry-Blossom” gut lines. [Sydney : Standard Publishing House, 1937]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (darkened, some creasing and marks), inside front wrapper with illustrated advertisement, a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the first page ‘To Alex Smith, …

  • # 15537


    A caution to anglers, or ‘The practical angler’ and ‘The modern practical angler’ compared

    Edinburgh : A & C Black, 1871. First edition. Octavo, paper wrappers, front wrapper loose and rear wrapper detached, paper loss on spine, mild foxing; pp iv – 56. Published in reaction to a very similarly titled angling guide by Harry Cholmondeley-Pennell. The two books, whilst sharing similarly worded titles, differed greatly in approach to angling. Pennell …

  • # 15539

    The quest of the trout

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1935. Second edition. Octavo, illustrated stiff wrappers inscribed by author Evelyn Temple Emmett, date in ink on title page, pp 86.

  • # 15553

    “Hewitt” Trout Fishing Specialties

    New York : Marchbanks Press, [c.1900]. Octavo, paper wrappers, staple bound (some rust marks), [pp 7]. A trade catalogue for flies and other fishing equipment, with an article on Hewitt’s Trout Feed.

  • # 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.

  • # 15601

    DUNNE, J.W.

    Sunshine and the dry fly

    London : A & C. Black, 1924. Octavo, cloth boards lettered in black (rubbed), with 2 owners’ bookplates and one ownership label, and inscription on preliminaries; pp 136; scattered foxing. From the library of prominent angling bibliophile Jock Grey.

  • # 15568

    BAILEY, William

    The angler’s instructor : a treatise on the best modes of angling in English rivers, lakes, ponds, and on habits of the fish

    London : Longmans, 1857. First edition. Octavo, cloth boards with decoration and lettering in gilt and blind (rubbed), front hinge split, lacking front free endpaper; pp viii-112; contents clean. An interesting publication on the Nottingham school of angling, which opted to cast directly from a wooden reel without a check with a ‘Derby twist’ silk …

  • # 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.  

  • # 15572

    BARKER, Thomas

    Barker’s delight : or the art of angling

    Wherein are discovered many rare secrets very necessary to be known by all that delight in that recreation, both for catching he fish, and dressing thereof.  London : Darling & Son for C.S.B., 1887. Facsimile of second edition. Octavo, parchment boards (rubbed), pages uncut, pp 40; a fine copy. Bushell p. 28, “limited to 100 …

  • # 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.

  • # 15579

    [BOAZ, Herman]

    The Angler’s Progress: A poem. Developing the pleasures the angler receives from the dawn of the propensity in infancy, till the period of his becoming a complete angler

    London : For J.H. Burn, 1820. Octavo, contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, titled in gilt on spine (some wear), marbled endpapers, pastedown with armorial bookplate of John-Longueville Bedingfield Esq. of Ditchingham Hall, Norfolk.; pp [12]; illustrated with twelve wood cuts; a fine copy. First illustrated edition, published in the same year as the unillustrated Newcastle …

  • # 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]. …