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, …
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 …
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.
Webster, H.T.; Zern, Ed
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.
"The Amateur Angler" [pseud. of E. Marston]
London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1887. Octavo, green pictorial limp boards, pp x-136; a fine copy. Bushell, p.70.
BROOKE, Major General Geoffrey
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.
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.
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 …
HAMILTON, Capt. G. D.
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.
STODDART, Thomas Tod
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.
BLAKEY, Robert (ed.)
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.
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 ; illustrated with twelve wood cuts; a fine copy. First illustrated edition, published in the same year as the unillustrated Newcastle …
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 …
With a history of the propagation, growth, and metamorphoses of the salmon. London : G. Routledge & Co., 1854. First edition. Octavo, rebound in (later?) nineteenth century green cloth with gilt lettering and paper title label pasted on spine, inscription of previous owner to verso of front endpaper, pp iv-144; lithographed illustrations; very clean throughout. …
KEENE, J. Harrington
With plates of the actual material for making flies of forty-eight varieties. New York : Forest and Steam Publishing Company, 1898. Third edition. Octavo, pictorial cloth boards with gilt roundel containing fly blocked in black, laid over a fishing rod with small fish, spine lettered in gilt, previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, pp. 159; …
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.