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"THORMANBY", pseud., for (W. Willmott Dixon)
Kings of the Rod, Rifle and Gun. In Two Volumes.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Hutchinson and Co. 1901.,  8vo. 21cm, first edition, xii,688pp., in 2 volumes, with 32 plates including frontis, index, original maroon red cloth, gilt spine and cover titles, t.e.g., a very good set (sp). ~ Biographies of notable British anglers and hunters many with portraits. Includes Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton, Sir Humphrey Davy, Sir Richard Sutton, Alexander Russel, and many more.
$100.00                          Book Number: 38297                         Order / Enquire

A Quaint Treatise on "Flies, and the Art Artyfichall Flee Making". By An Old Man well known on the Derbyshire Streams as a first-class fly-fisher a century ago. Printed from an Old Ms. Never Before Published, the Original Spelling and Language Being Retained, with Editorial Notes and Patterns of Flies and Samples of theMaterials for Making Each Fly. - With Two Chromo-Lithographic Facsimiles from water drawings by James Poole.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. John B. Day. 1876.,  4to, 27.5cm, the First Edition, Second Issue, xiii,[1](errata page),91p., plus 2 chromo litho colour plates & 25 actual specimens of flies and fly making material in 22 oval mounts on 8 (six double sided) hard card plates with 22 recesses of real flies and materials, the text and mounts in red double line borders throughout, in the original dark green cloth, elaborately decorated spine and upper cover with gilt titles, black stamped borders and decorations & gilt vignette fish and fly pictorial decorations, bevelled boards, a.e.g., some slight foxing else in fine condition, an attractively produced book. Westwood & Satchell p3. Heckscher 18. Sage p3. "With two chromo-lithographic facsimiles. The various patterns and samples are inserted on heavy card stock in an oval frame with raised edge to protec tthem". First book to use actual fly tying materials and flies. It is said approximately 220 copies were produced.
$3000.00    Book Number: 34335         Order / Enquire

Atlantic Salmon and the Fly Fisherman. Sketches by Ed Sutton.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Toronto. Doubleday Canada. 1985.,  4to, 28cm,[14],240,[1]p., the first edition, limited edition 150 numbered copies& signed by the author & illustrator, this being #56, many sketches,illustrations and plates by Ed Sutton, & numerous plates andillustrations from photographs including some in colour, maps, bound infull speckled beige Bangladesh goat (kid), titles and fly devicedecorations stamped in dark brown on the spine, with large gilt salmonfly decoration on the upper cover & repeat on the upper and lower coversof the brown fine-grain linen slipcase, a fine copy.
$400.00    Book Number: 33221         Order / Enquire

The Whole Art of Fishing. Being A Collection and Improvement of all that has been written upon this Subject: with many New Experiments. Shewing The Different Ways of Angling, and the best Methods of taking Fresh-water Fish. To which is added, The Laws of Angling.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Printed for E. Curll, 1714.,  12mo, 16.8cm, the First Edition, [iv],110p., engraved frontispiece by Hulsbergh "men fishing with Windsor Castle in the background", woodcut head & tail pieces, the frontis is shaved along the fore-edge to the image, wanting the last page and the index page, supplied in manuscript in a contemporary hand, (last four pages), in early half crushed green morocco, gilt and blind ruled raised bands, gilt titles, marbled boards and endpapers, very good to fine. W&S p18. Heckscher, 98.
$450.00                          Book Number: 37827                         Order / Enquire

BAIGENT, Dr. W[illiam]
A Book on Hackles for Fly Dressing. With an Introduction by W. Keith Rollo.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Newcastle Upon Tyne. Privately Printed. (By Mawson Swan & Morgan). c.[1943].,  31p., plus 5 plates (inc.frontis portrait, in full dark blue calf, spine titles on the upper cover, original shipping wrapper folded and loosely inserted, first edition, limited to 65 copies, bound with: Set of 11 card mounts containing the 164 hackles described in the text, in the original full dark blue leather folding drop-back Solander box, the 11 mounts are twice cupped (the actual defection is up to 1cm is depth), causing some twisting on the box side of the case, there is no damp staining anywhere, probably indicating a unusual reaction to normal humidity, the one other copy we had previously there was slight plate warping, - all specimens are present. Gingrich pp287-288. Litchfield 75; Kerridge 79. Baigent was the first to understand the importance of using a hackle and how it reflects light (colour) as opposed to the artificial material. See Gingrich. The limitation is variously described at being between 40 and80 sets. Note: because of the plastic cover it is nearly impossible to photograph these plates because there is so much bounce back. The picture does give an indication of the curving on these plates. The one other copy we had did have some plate curving as well, which may indicate the curving is common to this special edition.
$3000.00    Book Number: 34337         Order / Enquire

The Fly Fisher's Guide, Illustrated by Coloured Plates, representing Upwards of Forty of the Most Useful Flies, Accurately Copied from Nature. Bound Together with: Thomas Frederick Salter's The Angler's Guide, being A Complete Practical Treatise on Angling: containing the Whole Art of Trolling, Bottom-Fishing, Fly-Fishing, and Trimmer-Angling, founded on forty years' practice and observations. Second Edition. With very considerable Additions, Loval Descriptions, Glossary of Technical Terms, and Indes. Illustrated With Wood Engravings.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Liverpool & London. Printed for the Author by G.F. Harris's Widow and Brothers & Published for the Author by Haines and Turner. Sold by T. Tegg, No. 111, Cheapside. 1815 & 1816.,  8vo, 21cm, first trade edition, Salter: Second Edition, viii,150 & xxxi,217p., with 8 hand-colour plates including frontis, and 15 engraved plates (inc. frontis) and many engraved fish text illustrations, one plate with contemporary notation on the verso, a few plates have some foxing, marbled edges, rebound in maroon cloth, gilt spine titles, very good to fine thus. two volumes bound in one. Westwood & Satchell p20. The very scarce first edition of a classic and very early book on fly-dressing. ". it should be disseminated amongst Friends only, (for as such he has been accustomed to consider every brother of the Angle)." (Author's Preface). A limited edition of 12 quarto copies was also published. The book went into numerous editions and a version was still in print in 2006. The hand-coloured illustrations of salmon and trout flies are striking.
$900.00                          Book Number: 39561                         Order / Enquire

BLAKEY, Robert
Angling; or, How to Angle, and Where to Go. (Routledge "Books for the Country", series.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. George Routledge and Sons. N.d. c.[1870].,  12mo. 16.5cm, new edition, 188p., with 8 plates including frontis, publisher's ads on the endpapers & rear board, original black stamped and decorated orange cloth, a fine copy (tgc). ~ A fishing treatise with all types of fish studied as well as baits and flies. The author writes of fishing in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France. One of Routledge's "cheap book" editions.
$75.00                          Book Number: 20641                         Order / Enquire

BOGARDUS, Adam H[enry]
Field, Cover, And Trap Shooting. Embracing Hints For Skilled Marksmen; Instructions for Young Sportsmen; Haunts and Habits of Game Birds; Fight and Resorts of Water Fowl; Breeding and Breaking of Dogs. Edited By Charles J. Foster.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. J.B. Ford & Company. 1874.,  12mo, 19cm, first edition, 343,[22]p., illustrated ads., engraved frontis portrait, in the original dark green cloth, gilt titles, decorations and border on the spine and upper cover, bevelled boards, some light damp staining on the last few pages and rear endpaper, and two spots on the title page, some light wear on the spines edges, text toned, still a very good sound copy. The author was a champion trap shooter. His work includes sections on guns and their proper charges, flight and resorts of water fowl, shooting grouse, quail, plover, ducks, geese, cranes, swans, wild turkey, deer, the art of shooting on the wing, breeding and breaking of dogs, &c.
$150.00    Book Number: 36461         Order / Enquire

BROOKES, Richard. M.D. ]
The Art of Angling, Rock and Sea-Fishing: With the Natural History of River, Pond, and Sea-Fish. Illustrated with 133 Cutts.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Printed by and for John Watts. 1740.,  12mo, 16.2cm, [xiv],249,[xi]p., (index & ads,), with 133 text illustrations from engravings, in contemporary full calf, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt decorations and borders in the panels, brown leather label, hinges restored, a very good sound copy. (spg) W&S. p42. Listing many editions. Heckscher 302. Sage p45. Gee, p87. A most popular work which ran through many editions, corrected and enlarged.
$400.00                          Book Number: 37202                         Order / Enquire

BURRARD, Major Gerald
Fly-Tying: Principles & Practice.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Herbert Jenkins Limited. 1940.,  19cm, 216p., 3 photos, 98 figures, appendix, index, green cloth, in illustrated jacket, foxing to upper leaf edges, very good in slightly chipped jacket
$15.00                          Book Number: 25921                         Order / Enquire

Fishing Gossip or Stray Leaves from the Note-Books of Several Anglers.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Edinburgh. Adam & Charles Black. 1866.,  12mo, 19cm, x,329,[2]p., ads., septia tone frontis view & title-page vignette, 1 plate (mayflies), in the original fine grained maroon cloth, blind stamped decorated borders on the boards, gilt titles and decoration on the spine, one section slightly jumped but sound, front free fly replaced with contemporary fly that almost matches, very good condition. (Spg) Westwood & Satchell p169. Dr. Albert Gunther, Curator of the Ichthyological Department of the British Museum, contributed the article "The Silurus Glanis" to "Fishing Gossip". Pennell contributed "Dum Capimus Capimur", Bagnall's Bungles", and "The Puff Piscatorial". William J. Ffennell, H.M. Inspector of Fisheries for England, wrote "Early and Late Salmon Rivers and Close Seasons". Other writers include; Edward Murta, W.B. Lord, Thomas Westwood, W. Pinkerton, H.R. Francis, Jonathan Couch, Alexander Russel, Grenville Fennell. W.C. Stewart, Thomas Tod Stoddart and Frank Buckland.
$100.00    Book Number: 37203         Order / Enquire

Modern Improvements in Fishing Tackle and Fish-Hooks.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. N.d. [1887].,  12mo, 18cm, 194p., frontis portrait (author), 250 woodcuts, ads, index, green gilt decorated cloth, gilt titles, very good to fine Included is a description of the author's own system of eyed-hooks and method of attachment direct to the line. He claims to have sold 30,000 of his hooks in a few weeks by one London tackle maker. One of the "Pennell" series.
$200.00                          Book Number: 27925                         Order / Enquire

CLAPHAM, Richard
Trout-Fishing for the Beginner.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers. N.d.,  19cm, first U.S. edition, xii, 100p., 22 text illustrations by author, green cloth, in illustrated jacket (large chip on rear panel), fine in chipped jacket (s3.9)
$20.00                          Book Number: 25916                         Order / Enquire

CLAPHAM, Richard
Trout-Fishing for the Beginner. With Twenty-Two Diagrams by the Author.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Chatto & Windus. 1922.,  19cm, first edition, xii,100p., with 22 diagrams, light blue cloth, very good
$20.00                          Book Number: 27929                         Order / Enquire

COOKE, Matthew
Insects. Injurious and Beneficial. Their NaturalHistory and Classification for the use of Fruit Growers, Vine Growers,Farmers, Gardeners and Schools.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Sacramento. H.S. Croocker & Co. 1883.,  8vo, 21.5cm, first edition, 156p., numerous text illustrations, in wavygrain brown cloth, gilt spine titles and gilt (insect) illus on the uppercover, a fine copy
$75.00                          Book Number: 33225                         Order / Enquire

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