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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, The Art of Trolling and Fishing for Jack & Pike, Fly-Fishing & Making; Also, Bottom & Float Fishing, & Trimmer Angling, With Directions how to plumb the Depth, To bait the Hooks, to make paste,.How to lay Night-Lines and Sniggle 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., frontis engraving, title-page vignette, 20 text wood-cuts, appendix, glossary, marbled endpapers & leaf endings, dark green blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title, fine Westwood & Satchell p187. An exceptionally fine copy of Salter's juvenile version of "The Angler's Guide, or Complete London Angler." (1814). A popular text, the book went through five editions by 1841. Published "to enable the fishing-tackle dealers to sell at a small price to the novice in angling" (Preface) The frontis is illustrations are of hooks baited for trolling. Includes a list of principal English rivers with the various kind of fish which they contain and a glossary of 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. In Two Volumes.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. E.P. Dutton. 1978.,  tall8vo, 25cm, first trade edition, xvi,1745pp., in 2 volumes, with c.500 plates and illustrations and diagrams, 12 colour (fish) plates, appendices, bibliography, indexes, brown cloth, in colour illustrated slip-case, light sunning to spines else a fine set A mammoth study of the trout; six books in two volumes: Book 1: The Evolution of Fly-Fishing. Book 2: American Species of Trout and Graying. Book 3: Physiology, Habitat, and Behavior. Book 4: The Tools of the Trade. Book 5: Casting, Wading and Other Skills. Book 6: Trout Strategies, Techniques and Tactics. Ernest Schwiebert (1931-2005) wrote extensively on fly-fishing and was a pioneer in the fishing conservation movement. He was involved in the founding of "Trout Unlimited".
$150.00                          Book Number: 39570                         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

STANFORD, Edward, (Publisher).
The Oarsman's and Angler's Map of the River Thames. From Its Source To London Bridge. I inch to I mile. New Edition.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Published by Edward Stanford. 1901.,,  colour linen backed folding panorama map, 16x 265cm, 16 printed pages loosely inserted, in blind decorated original dark green cloth, gilt cover titles, near fine condition. Long folding map of the Thames, including the river (in colour), parks and principal adjacent roads.
$150.00                          Book Number: 39572                         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

British Angling Flies. Revisited and Annotated by Francis M. Walbran.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Ripon & London. Printed and Publishers by William Harrison & Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington. [1883].,  12mo, 18.5cm, xiii,145, [9,8]., book ads. & ads on the endpapers, With 8 insect & fly plates, 8 illustrations from engravings, original dark green cloth, gilt spine and cover titles & 2 gilt insect illustrations on thr upper cover, fine condition. ~ Sage p198; Heckscher 1922. 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.
$150.00                          Book Number: 39573                         Order / Enquire

Spinning in Canada.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Toronto. Longmans, Green & Company. 1957.,  8vo. first Canadian edition, 100p., illustrated, in photo illustrated glazed boards, very good (fn).
$20.00                          Book Number: 33894                         Order / Enquire

Fly Dressers' Guide.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Thorton Heath, Surrey. E. Veniard. 1952.,  tall8vo, 24cm, 256p., frontis, over 160 drawings, 10 colour plates, index, green cloth, gilt titles, fine copy ~ A classic of fly dressing from the son of Ernest Veniard who of the fly tying materials 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

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

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