• # 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, …

  • # 15584

    RONALDS, Alfred

    The fly-fisher’s entomology

    Illustrated by coloured representations of the natural and artificial insect. And accompanied by a few observations and instructions relative to trout and grayling. London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844. Third edition. Octavo, cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration in blind (rubbed), pages uncut and some unopened, pp x-115-32; illustrated with twenty colour …

  • # 15608

    [Keith Winser]

    Australian fishing, boating and hunting guide

    Melbourne : Keith Winser, 1959. Ninth edition. Royal octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp 114. With articles on a wide variety of outdoor pursuits, illustrated with diagrams, drawings, and maps throughout.

  • # 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.

  • # 15540

    [DENNYS, John]

    The secrets of angling: teaching the choicest tools, baits, and seasons, for the taking of any fish in pond or river

    Edinburgh : Privately printed, 1885. Three books in two volumes. Octavo, printed parchment wrappers (occasional rubbing, minor chipping to spine), uncut and mostly unopened, pp 44, 64. A private press edition limited to 350 copies, this being a copy of the 275 small paper examples. Initially this poem was attributed to John Davours; its author …

  • # 15552

    [Fly Fishers' Club]

    The Fly Fishers’ Club Annual Dinner : Monday, March the Ninth 1908

    London : [s.n], 1908. Octavo, stiff wrappers with photograph of Lord Montagu Norman, ribbon ties, marked along spine, [pp 12]. The programme for a sumptuous annual dinner for the Fly Fishers’ Club held at the Hotel Metropole. Includes menu and wine list, with vintages served such as 1900 Krug, 1898 Louis Roederer, and 1893 Bollinger.

  • # 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.

  • # 15524

    ADAM, [William]

    Dales, scenery, fishing streams, and mines of Derbyshire

    London : W Kent, 1861. Octavo, cloth boards with decorations in blind (minor sunning), pp [vi]-174. A charming and detailed guide to the Derbyshire region, with emphasis given to fishing and game sport, as well as a proposed railway in the area. Westwood and Satchell, p. 1.

  • # 15543

    MARTIN, Rev. James

    The angler’s guide : The most complete and practical ever written

    Containing every instruction necessary to make all who may feel disposed to try their skill masters of the art. With a minute description of tackle, baits, times, seasons, fish, and method of cooking them, and all the places for angling within twenty miles of London. The whole forming a compendious manual for every angler. To …

  • # 15549

    OGDEN, James

    Ogden on fly tying, etc.

    London : John T. Norman, 1879. First edition. Octavo, brown cloth, lettered in gilt, decorated in black and blind, remains of spine label on edge of both boards, bookseller stamp on title page, errata tipped in at title page, pp iv-90. Illustrated with two mounted albumen photographs, and 4 lithographic plates. ‘A successful Cheltenham tackle dealer, …

  • # 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.

  • # 15603

    HENN, T.R.

    Practical fly-tying

    London : Adam and Charles Black, 1950. Octavo, cloth boards with dust jacket; pp 127; illustrated with three photographic plates and numerous line-drawings in the text; a very good copy. With practical tips, recipes and dressings.