Fishing and Angling

Collectible books on the art of fishing and angling.

  • Publisher: Sheldon & Company
New York: Sheldon & Company. Good+; Spine ends corners worn.. 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Publisher's cloth with gilt spine and fishing scene on spine and front board, repeated in blind on rear board, xiv, [1], 264p., illustrated with plates. **Bruns D-38: "This was the first book dedicated to fly fishing in America." Inscribed: "To Mrs. F.J. Benedict, From her Friend, Geo. Dawson, Feb. 1879."; Signed by Author .
Found: 2014-08-28
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  • Publisher: London: Seeley, Service &Co;, 1929
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition, no. 134 of 375 copies, signed by the author, with the 30 flies "illustrating the various schools of Fly Dressing". 8vo. With 250 tipped-in half-tone illustrations from photographs. With 30 hand-tied flies in mount on lower pastedown. Original full blue morocco gilt, spine gilt, with arms of Lonsdale Library on upper board, t.e.g. Spine very lightly faded. Signature of Alfred Harmsworth on flyleaf. Bruns T10; Litchfield 86; Hampton, Modern Angling Bibliography p. 91
Found: 2014-08-28
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