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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 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

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

SCROPE, William
Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in The Tweed; with a Short Account of the Natural History and Habits of the Salmon, Instructions to the Sportsmen, Anecdotes, etc. Illustrated by Lithographs and Wood Engravings by L. Haghe, T. Landseer and S. Williams, From Paintings by Sir David Wilkie, Edwin Landseer, Charles Landseer, William Simpson and Edward Cooke.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1843.,  sm4to, 25.5cm, The First Edition, xvii,[ii], 298,[2]p., ads., with 13 lithographed plates (Including 3 hand-coloured; 10 tinted including frontis and illustrated half title page), 9 wood-engraved text illustrations, complete with half title, in contemporary full crushed oasis morocco, gilt ruled raised bands, full gilt device and border decorations in the panels, decorated borders on double crushed crimson morocco labels, double gilt borders on the boards, rich gilt decorated wide inner dentelles, t.e.g., the outer hinges have been expertly re-touched otherwise a fine copy in a classic fine binding. Artist, hunter, angler, writer, and a friend of the literary great, including Sir Walter Scott, Scrope fished the Tweed for twenty years. His book is par-tly practical and he certainly knew all there was then to know about tackle, the tying of flies, the habits of fish, and the most successful ways to catch them. But the permanence of his work lies in his reminiscences, his conversations with other anglers and with ghillies, his fine handling of dialogue, his skill in telling stories, and in delving into folklore. Extremely well written, at times learned but never dull, his contribution to angling literature is still a classic. - The illustrations are delightful and informative. `` Starkman & Read. p123. - The Contemp-lative Man`s Recreation. Included in their list of the forty book that are the ``Landmarks in the Evolution of the Literature of Angling: 1496-1969``.
$1200.00                          Book Number: 37834                         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".
$20.00                          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)
$12.50                          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

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

WALBRAN, Francis M.
Walbran's British Angler. First Series. Salmon, Trout, and Grayling. How, When, and Where to Catch Them.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1889.,  18cm, 81,8p., ads., frontis portrait (the author), appendix, printed fine grain linen of over boards, some slight foxing on the binding and slightly dust worn else a very good copy (gar). ~ Francis Walbran, was not only a prominent English angler, but also was a manufacturer of fishing tackle. An advertisement of his business in Leeds, Yorkshire is included.
$150.00                          Book Number: 38142                         Order / Enquire

WALBRAN, Francis M.
Walbran's British Angler. First Series. Salmon, Trout, and Grayling. How, When, and Where to Catch Them.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1889.,  18cm, 81,8p., ads., frontis portrait (the author), appendix, printed fine grain linen of over boards, some foxing on the binding and dust worn, spine cap chipped, shaken, good copy (gar). ~ Francis Walbran, was not only a prominent English angler, but also was a manufacturer of fishing tackle. An advertisement of his business in Leeds, Yorkshire is included.
$50.00                          Book Number: 38143                         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

WEST, Leonard
The Natural Trout Fly and Its Imitation. Being an angler's record of insects seen at the waterside and the method of tying flies.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Liverpool. William Potter. 1921.,  tall8vo, 24cm, 2nd edition, 164p., with 18 plates (inc. 13 in colour), index, in the original full tan brown cross grain linen, gilt spine & cover titles, fine copy The plates contain 73 illustrations in black and white & line and 413 in colour.
$249.99                          Book Number: 28036                         Order / Enquire

The British Angler, or, A Pocket-Companion for Gentlemen-Fishers. Being a New and Methodical Treatise of the Art of Angling: Comprehending all that is Curious and Useful in the Knowledge of that Polite Diversion. .
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Printed for J. Hodges, at the Looking-Glass on London Bridge. 1740.,  12mo, 16.5cm, The First Edition, viii,318,[x],p., (index inc. errata), with copper engraved frontis & 3 fine folding copper engraved plates, expertly rebacked, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt centre panel decorations, crushed dark maroon morocco label, contemporary full calf boards, with blind ruled borders, edges restored, fine condition. Presentation inscription on the verso of the frontis, to Captain Hewett, 62 Regt., Tullamore, King County, Ireland, July 1852. . - Heckscher 2273. Abee p166. S.&W. p241. A pleasing early work with discussion on fishing in rivers and ponds, considerations on equipment and apparatus and on the art of angling. With attractively drawn illustrations.
$600.00                          Book Number: 37765                         Order / Enquire

Modern Trout Fly Dressing. With many illustrations and dressings of over 400 flies.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Offices of the Fishing Gazette. 1932.,  12mo. 16cm, first edition, viii,224p., frontis, numerous illustrations, rear folding chart, general index, index to dressing of flies, 9 blank leaves for notes, full brown fabrikoid, gilt spine and cover titles, marbled endpapers, near fine in good complete dust jacket (gar). ~ A volume of the "Fishing Gazette Anglers' Library". The dressings for over 400 flies are described: wet and dry flies for trout, with grayling flies, flies for loch fishing, flies for sea trout, nymphs and spinners. An important reference.
$75.00                          Book Number: 38161                         Order / Enquire

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