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The Erne; Its Legends and Its Fly Fishing.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Chapman and Hall. 1851.,  12mo, 19cm, xvi,395p.,hand-coloured engraved frontis (flies) & engraved title hand-colourvignette (The Fairy Fly), on the engraved title page, folding map,4 engraved plates, in half crushed green leavant morocco, giltdecorated raised bands, (emulating fishing line), gilt fly devicein the centre of the panels, in gilt frame borders, gilt titles,blind ruled borders on the green cloth board, marbled endpapers,top edge gilt, fine signed binding by "PBROAD binders, Bath,England" with the cloth which is in fine condition bound at theend, some foxing on the 4 plates, a fine copy attractively bound,rare. Westwood & Satchell p155. A very scarce and finely boundbook of fishing in Ireland: "The Erne is decidedly the bestfisherman's river in Ireland, and can be equaled but by fewanywhere" (author's introduction). The Erne is noted for its troutand pike. A very detailed map of the Erne Valley is included. Thefrontispiece and vignette are strikingly vivid colour engravings offlies. Henry Garrett Newland (1804- 1860), the rector and vicar ofWestbourne in Sussex, wrote in a delightfully readable andanecdotal style.
$1750.00    Book Number: 36811         Order / Enquire

PHAIR, Charles
Atlantic Salmon Fishing.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. The Derrydale Press. 1937.,  4to. 31.5cm, xx, 193p., limited edition of 950 copies, with 6 colour plates including frontis, tissue guards, 55 illustrations, 5 fly dressing plates, 2 map plates (1 folding), illustrated endpapers, original ribbed green cloth, gilt spine titles & decoration, with gilt illustrated (canoe mottif) borders on the upper cover, t.e.g., some leaves uncut, fine copy Siegel 110. Frazier P-5-a. Foreword by Richard C. Hunt. Illustrated by Ogden M. Pleissner and Robert Nesbet. A very attractive book designed and printed by Eugene V. Connett. Most of the fishing relates to the rivers of Canada-"Americans control most of the best pools on all the salmon rivers in Canada" (Author). Stories of the salmon rivers New Brunswick, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador, Anticosti Island as well as Maine and Iceland.
$599.98                          Book Number: 29877                         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)
$25.00                          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)
$25.00                          Book Number: 25909                         Order / Enquire

Lee Richardson's B.C. Tales of Fishing inBritish Columbia.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Forest Grove, Oregon. Champoeg Press. 1978.,  8vo, 24cm, xv,169p., limited edition, this being #922, with a mapand 16 plates (8 in colour) in rear fold over pocket, printed onrag paper, both free flies colour illustrated, gilt decorated finegrain light grey green linen, gilt spine titles, in fine as newcondition in original plain shipping wrapper.(ds1) This is VolumeOne of The Book Club Of Limited Editions For The Discriminating FlyFisherman. ~ Fly fishing for steelhead on the rivers of BritishColumbia.
$125.00    Book Number: 36539         Order / Enquire

The Angler's Guide, Abridged for the Use of YoungAnglers, 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

By Hook and By Crook.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Henry Sotheran & Co. 1892.,  20x 15.5cm, the First Edition, viii,255p., sepia tone frontis, 15 plates (9 colour, 2 one colour & 1 double page), with tissue guards, 9 text illustrations, original fine grain cream coloured linen, gilt titles & decoration on front, t.e.g., dust worn but for this book a very good to fine sound copy
$399.99                          Book Number: 28001                         Order / Enquire

Trout Lore.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Frederick A. Stokes Company. 1917.,  20cm, xv, 203p., 24 photographs including frontis, green cloth, photograph laid on front, some general wear, a good to very good sound copy (s3). The author was Angling Editor of "Outdoor Life".
$40.00                          Book Number: 26316                         Order / Enquire

Scotch Loch-Fishing. By "Black Palmer". (pseaud).
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Edinburgh. William Blackwood and Sons. 1882.,  12mo, 18cm, 81p., text figures, interleaved blank sheets, 2p. ads., dark blue limp cloth with blind stamped borders on the boards, gilt titles & decoration on front, much annotating (catches) mainly on the interleaves, , near fine (tgc) A practical treatise that aims to dispel the idea that loch-fishing was a "second-rate performance" . The interleaved pages have been annotated by a former owner with fishing successes in various Scottish lochs, from 1894 to 1913. Includes chapters on trolling, trolling-tackle and the duties of the boatman.
$150.00                          Book Number: 29362                         Order / Enquire

Fly-Tying For Trout. The whole art of tying trout-flies with details of the principal dressings.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Seeley Service & Co. Ltd. Nd.,  21.5cm, 121p., 2 colour plates, text illustrations, book ads, yellow cloth, a bit soiled, very good (s3.8)
$25.00                          Book Number: 27661                         Order / Enquire

THEAKSTON, Michael].
British Angling Flies. Revised and Annotated by Francis M. Walbran.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Ripon and London. William Harrison & Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington. [1883].,  12mo, 18.5cm, xiii,145,[9]p., +8p. of ads., & ads on the endpapers, with 8 insect & fly plates, 8 plates and illustrations from wood-engravings, in the original dark green cloth, gilt spine and cover titles and 2 small gilt vignette fly illustrations, some slight wear at the edges else a very good to fine copy Fishing in Yorkshire, on the Yore River, based on Michael Theakson's original manuscript of the 1860's with illustrations of flies by his daughter. An important reference for matching artificial flies with the natural ones. With a chapter on the Yorkshire rivers and a guide to the city of Ripon and area. Heckscher 1922.
$200.00                          Book Number: 28023                         Order / Enquire

Fishing in New England. With Illustrations by the Author.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Eyre & Spottiswoode, by The Chiswick Press. 1955.,  tall8vo, 25cm, vii,[1],101p., with 10 plate illustrations (inc. 5 colour fly plates), in full fine grain green linen, gilt spine titles and 1 pictorial decoration on the upper cover, a fine copy, very good to fine complete jacket. (spg) This is the first London edition, printed by Chiswick Press in 1955. The original owner, a sophisticated collector, has indicate on the free in pencil that there were "50 copies only". The same printer was used for the first US edition, also issued in 1955, and published by D. Van Nostrand in an edition of 1200 numbered copies. Much on the artificial fly and close imitation of naturals for trout, but also chapters on smelt, striped bass, salmon and carp. The short carp chapter includes descriptions of a bait-dropper, floating-crust fishing, and some recipes. "The next best thing to fishing is talking about it to a congenial companion; and if we write about it, we are merely obeying the natural urge of sharing our pleasure with others". The author. Jacket.
$150.00    Book Number: 37209         Order / Enquire

Fly Dressers' Guide.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Thorton Heath, Surrey. E.Veniard. 1952.,  tall8vo, 24cm, 256p., frontis, over 160 drawings, 10colour plates, index, green cloth, gilt titles, fine copy ~ A classicof fly dressing from the son of Ernest Veniard who of the fly tyingmaterials firm, E. Veniard, in 1923.
$40.00                          Book Number: 33853                         Order / Enquire

WALKER, Charles Edward
Old Flies in New Dresses. How to Dress Dry Flies with the Wings in the Natural Position and Some New Wet Flies.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Lawrence and Bullen. 1898.,  8vo, 22.5cm, vii,116p., with 3 engraved plates, titled tissue guards, 19 text figures, original green cloth, gilt spine titles & small decoration on upper cover, some fade spots on the boards else a very good sound copy
$150.00                          Book Number: 28030                         Order / Enquire

WELLS, Henry P.
Fly-Rods and Fly-Tackle. Suggestions as to Their Manufacture and Use.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Sampson Low, Marston, Serale & Rivington. Nd. [1884/85?].,  12mo, 18.5x 14.5cm, the First London Edition, 364p., ads., many illustrations, index, in the original dark blue cloth, gilt spine and cover block titles & gilt pictorial decoration, ruled in red, t.e.g., fine copy, this edition is uncommon particularly in fine condition Bruns W66. cf. Heckscher 2228 listing 1st US edition, 1885. A classic of 19th century American fishing literature. With extensive information on fish-hooks, lines, leaders, reels, rods, and rod-making and chapters on fly-fishing, flies and casting.
$299.99                          Book Number: 30963                         Order / Enquire

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