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KENTISH Angler (Anonymous).
The KENTISH ANGLER; or the Young Fisherman's Instructor: shewing the Nature and Properties of Fish, Which are generally angled for in KENT; Their Haunts, Spawning Times &c., Rules and Cautions to be observed by Young Anglers; the proper method of Angling for Trout, Carp, Pike, Tench, Roach, Eels &c, Worm, Minnow, Cadis, and Maggot fishing; Fly fishing; and the Preparation of Artificial Flies; and An Abstract of the Laws of Angling. - By An Experienced Angler -.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Canterbury: Printed by J. Saffery; and may be had at Goulden's Grocery and Fishing Tackle Shop, opposite palace street, Canterbury. 1804.,  12mo, 17cm, the first edition, 40,[1]p., with the errata, wanting the frontis and errata leaf, inserted is a folding Angling Scene engraving supplied from the London Illustrated News, clipping laid down on the final leaf and foot of p40., tape stains, internally relatively clean, very good, rare. In original or contemporary owner's signature on the title page "Edward Scudamore, Bellevue Harbledown, Canterbury. With the remnants of a letter in Scudamore hand, with partial postal dated 1813?., W&S p126. One of the rare local books. Under the head of "roach" the author says: It is really surprising to see the shoals of roach that come up the river to Fordwich and Sturry; in spawning time the number is so very great, that it is customary for the mayor, jurats, or some of the freemen of that town, and likewise the gentlemen of Sturry, to catch them with a drag net and make presents of them to their acquaintances and poor inhabitants of Fordwich and Sturry. In the year 1782, Mr Woodrouff, Mr. Pidduck, two of the jurats, and some of the Freemen, did catch in one draught, one hundred and twenty bushes of roach, and many of them weighted two pounds, and some upward of three pounds a fish". At page 20 are some "Lines by a gentleman, relative to fishing, which are too beautiful to be omitted by angler." Sage p122. Heckscher 1163. A rare angling book, printed in Canterbury and sold at "Goulden's grocery and fishing tackle shop". The anonymous author, who is clearly a Canterbury man gives a number of local references, remarks, "fly fishing is the most genteel, ingenious, pleasant, and innocent recreation of angling." Four copies have appeared at auction since 1975; 1999, 2001 (similar), 2004 & 2006. The 2006 copy contained a clipping from The Field, (April 21, 1934), printing a letter from F. William Cock relating to the Fordwich Trout and the Kentish Angler. Cock remarks that he knows of only two copies besides his own - perhaps referring to the Walsh-Litchfield and Streatfeild-Petit copies. The last copy at auction (2006) which was complete made 53,600.00 bound together with: Neil's Complete Anger; or, The Whole Art of Fishing. Containing Every Necessary Instruction for that Pleasand and fashionable Amusement, to which is added, A Correct Abstract of the Several Acts of Parliament with respect of ANGLING. Seventh Edition. London. Printed and Published by A. Neil. Nd. [], 12mo, 17.7cm, 38p., in 5's??? Engraved frontis, foxing on the verso, bound together with: Hints To Anglers; or, the Art Of Angling Epitomised, in Verse, with Explantory Notes. By T.F.S. An Old Piscator, containing directions for making Ground Batis, Paster, &c., London. Printed by R. Carpenter. 1808. 12mo, 17.6cm, title page vingette, 13p., bound together with: A Concise but Comprehensive Treatise on the Art of Angling, in which is given a Particular Account of the Principal Fishes which are caught in Rivers Ponds, Lake, &c., &c., With the Baits used, Manner of taking them, and the most proper Time for Fishing. London. N.p., 1809. 12mo, 17.8cm, 38p., engraved frontis, the lot.
$5000.00                          Book Number: 37829                         Order / Enquire

KIPPAX, Horace
Beginners' Aid to Easy Fly Tying.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Dartford. H.G. Ellis & Son. 1947.,  8vo, 22cm, 32p., 2 figures, bibliography, 3p. blank leaves (notes), price on the upper cover inked out else fine. "126 dressings including low-water patterns" (front cover).
$25.00                          Book Number: 30948                         Order / Enquire

The Northern Angler; or, Fly-Fisher's Companion.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London & Carlisle. E. Marlborough & Co.; C. Thurnam & Sons. [1861].,  16mo. 16cm, fourth edition, 112p., with 2 plates including frontis, chapter-end vignette drawings, appendix, colour illustration over stiff card wraps, backed in 19th pebble dark green cloth, bookplate, former owner's name on front free endpaper dated 1864, binding dust worn, very good, scarce. ~ The fourth, and last, edition of a scarce angling book first published in 1837. With much on fly-fishing and fly-making: "To impart useful information on fly-making, is therefore, the main object of the present work." Also included is an Abstract of an Act "For the better Regulating and Improving the Fisheries in the Arm of the Sea, between the County of Cumberland, and the Counties of Dumfries and Wigtown, and the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright.".
$150.00                          Book Number: 37830                         Order / Enquire

The Salmon and the Dry Fly.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Boston and NewYork. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1924.,  8vo, 22.5cm, 134p., limited to 775numbered copies, this being #341, colour frontis (flies), in the originalquarter roan backed marbled boards, gilt spine title, spine cap heavilyrubbed & chipped effecting title, some wear on the edges of the boards,blind stamp on title page (The Times Book Club), (internally clean andfine) a good reading copy Scarce. Wetzel p172. A well-respected Americanfisherman writes one of the earliest treatises on the application of thedry-fly fishing method for trout to the fishing for salmon. Chapter Onedeals with fishing for salmon, with Colonel Ambrose Monell, on theUpsalquitch River in New Brunswick.
$100.00                          Book Number: 33236                         Order / Enquire

LA BRANCHE, George M. L.
The Dry Fly and Fast Water. Fishing with the Floating Fly on American Trout Streams, Together with Some Observations on Fly Fishing in General.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1929.,  19cm, vi,218p., green cloth, spine titles faded else very good sound copy (gar).
$25.00                          Book Number: 38175                         Order / Enquire

LAWRIE, William H.
The Book of the Rough Stream Nymph.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Edinburgh. Oliver and Boyd. 1947.,  12mo, 19cm, 103p., with 6 plates including colour frontis, green cloth, fine in fine illustrated jacket The first book on trout-fishing to reduce to a scientific system the use of nymphal representations in rough waters. The frontis represents nymphs and hatching duns.
$75.00                          Book Number: 27973                         Order / Enquire

Flies. Their Origin, Natural History, Tying, Hooks, Patterns and Selections of Dry and Wet Flies, Nymphs, Streamers, Salmon Flies for Fresh and Salt Water in North America and the British Isles, Including a Dictionary of 2200 Patterns.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. A.S. Barnes and Company. 1950.,  8vo, 23cm, xii,340p., with 8 colour plates (flies), 57 illustrations by the author, charts, appendix, index, red cloth, very good copy in worn jacket (s3).
$15.00                          Book Number: 27313                         Order / Enquire

MACKIE, Alexander
The Art Of Worm-Fishing. A Practical Treatise On Clear-Water Worming.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Adam and Charles Black. 1912.,  18.5cm, 116p., green cloth, cut woodcut plates very good (s3.9) With fishing newsclipping tipped in front, and heavily annotated with fishing notes on the endpapers including "get halford's book on dry fly fishing".
$12.50                          Book Number: 29820                         Order / Enquire

The Trout Fly Dresser's Cabinet of Devices orHow to Tie Flies for Trout and Grayling Fishing.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Sampson, Low,Marston and Co. 1899.,  12mo. 16cm, first edition, vii,137p., photofrontis portrait (author), 80 figures, index, quarter white cloth backedgrey payer over boards, slightly dust worn, very good to fine (gar). ~ Hampton p61. Harry McClelland wrote for the "Fishing Gazette" under thepseudonym, "Athenian". He had died in 1898 and the editor of theperiodical, Robert Bright Marson, has written a Prefatory Note about theauthor. McClelland was an advocate of the exact imitation theory.
$75.00    Book Number: 35907         Order / Enquire

The Trout Fly Dresser's Cabinet of Devices orHow to Tie Flies for Trout and Grayling Fishing. With 80 Illustrations.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Offices of the "Fishing Gazette". 1909.,  12mo. 16cm, 3rdedition, viii,137,[2]p., ads., photo frontis portrait (author), 80figures, index, quarter green cloth backed grey payer over boards, dustworn, very good (gar). ~ Hampton p61. Harry McClelland wrote for the"Fishing Gazette" under the pseudonym, "Athenian". He had died in 1898and the editor of the periodical, Robert Bright Marson, has written aPrefatory Note about the author. McClelland was an advocate of the exactimitation theory.
$40.00                          Book Number: 35908                         Order / Enquire

MIGEL, J. Michael (edited by)
The Masters on the Dry Fly.Illustrated by Dave Whitlock.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Philadelphia. J.B. Lippincott Company.1977.,  sm4to. 25cm, first edition, 246p., extensively illustrated withphotos & drawings, brown & yellow cloth, fine in fine jacket. ~ Includes "Charm of the Dry Fly" by Roderick Haig-Brown.
$25.00                          Book Number: 32710                         Order / Enquire

ORVIS, Charles F. & A. Nelson Cheney
Fishing with the Fly. Sketches by Lovers of the Art, with Illustrations of Standard Flies. Collected by.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Boston and New York. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. [1883].,  8vo, 19.5x 14.5cm, iv,325,[4]p., with 15 full colour chromolitho plates (149 flies), 1 map plate, in the original decorated green cloth, black and gilt stamped pictorial decorated on the spine and upper cover, t.e.g., slight wear on the edges retouched, a very good to fine copy. Bruns O-18. States that there were 4 editions between 1880-1900. He goes on to state - The work, if it may be said, is probably the greatest tackle promotion ever perpetrated, and certainly the only one which became an important American work." Heckscher 1493., Sage p154., Wetzel p190., "contains beautiful coloured plates of trout, salmon, and bass files, with contributions from many well-known anglers of the period. An important work". "Fishing with the Fly. Sketches by Lovers of the Art, edited by Charles F. Orvis and A. Nelson Cheney,1883, is a compilation of articles written by masters of angling-craft Fred Mather, Seth Green, Henry P. Wells, F. E. Pond, Jamns A. Henshall, W. C. Prime, and other authors. These contributions contain many suggestions from which anglers of the day doubtless profited. The book also includes colored representations of nearly one hundred and fifty artificial flies. Orvis, father of Mrs. Marbury whose Favorite Flies and their Histories was in 1892, was a tackle-maker, whose business is now carried on by his sons, Robert and Albert, (to this day) in the same pleasant village of Manchester,Vermont, in which their father lived. Cheney, a resident of Glens Falls, New York, was well known to his fellow-anglers as a conservationist. He was a member of angling societies both here and abroad, and was an honorary member of the Fly Fishers' Club of London. Several editions of Fishing With the Fly were published.
$250.00                          Book Number: 37832                         Order / Enquire

PLATTS, W. Carter
Modern Trout Fishing.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Adam & Charles Black. 1938.,  22cm, 242p.,, frontis, 15 plates, 49 text figures, appendix, index, brown cloth, gilt spine titles, rear cover scuffed, corners bumped, a very good copy (s3.9)
$12.50                          Book Number: 25913                         Order / Enquire

Fly and Minnow. Common Problems of Trout and Salmon Fishing.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Country Life Ltd. 1930.,  4to. 25cm, xii, 156p., 8 plates, 19 diagrams, 11 figures, index, green cloth, paper covered boards, paper title label on front, wantingfront & rear free-endpapers, corners bumped & rubbed, covers worn, a working copy (s3.9)
$12.50                          Book Number: 25909                         Order / Enquire

The Angler's Guide, Abridged for the Use of Young Anglers, Being a Complete Practical Treatise on Angling: Containing, TheArt of Trolling and Fishing for Jack & Pike, Fly-Fishing & Making; Also,Bottom & Float Fishing, & Trimmer Angling, With Directions how to plumbthe Depth, To bait the Hooks, to make paste,.How to lay Night-Lines andSniggle for Eels,.And, the best Method of making Ground-Bait, &c.Founded on 40 Years and Experience.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Sold for the Author by T.Tegg. 1816.,  14.5cm, first abridged edition, xvi, 80p., frontisengraving, title-page vignette, 20 text wood-cuts, appendix, glossary,marbled endpapers & leaf endings, dark green blind-stamped cloth, giltspine title, fine. Westwood & Satchell p187. An exceptionally fine copyof Salter's juvenile version of "The Angler's Guide, or Complete LondonAngler." (1814). A popular text, the book went through five editions by1841. Published "to enable the fishing-tackle dealers to sell at a smallprice to the novice in angling" (Preface) The frontis is illustrationsare of hooks baited for trolling. Includes a list of principal Englishrivers with the various kind of fish which they contain and a glossaryof technical terms used in angling. Very scarce.
$350.00    Book Number: 36485         Order / Enquire

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