THE AMERICAN ANGLER'S BOOK, EMBRACING THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SPORTING FISH AND THE ART OF TAKING THEM, WITH INSTRUCTIONS IN FLY-FISHING, FLY-MAKING, AND ROD MAKING; AND DIRECTIONS FOR FISH-BREEDING............ETC
Fine. No Jacket (As Issued) Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. In brown leather with gilt and black decoration. Clean, unmarked copy, the limitation page states this is one of a limited edition of 2500 but this copy is unnumbered.
Near Fine. Reprint, unnumbered limited edition of 2500 with unused bookplate laid in, leather bound copy with black and gold stamping, gilt page edges and decorative end papers is near fine with hint of pencil shadow at top corner of copyright page and light wear at page edges. Remains an an attractive copy this collectible classic that is complimented by illustrations.
Good- Small quarto. 699pp Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Illustrated with eighty engravings on wood. Front and back joint cracked. Back endpaper loose. Rubbing at spine with a split to cloth.
Philadelphia. Porter & Coates. 1865 . Second Edition. Thick 8vo. (9 x 6). 701 pp. including index. Illustrated frontispiece with tissue guard. A large number of black and white plates. Text woodcuts. Includes chapters on: Angling-General Remarks on Fish-Tackle in General-The Pike Family-The Salmon Family-Salt Water Fish and Fishing-Trout Fly-Fishing: Outfit and Tackle-Trout Fly-Fishing: The Stream-Salmon-Fishing-Salmon-Rivers of the British Provinces-Repairs, Knots, Loops, and Receipts-Fly-Making-Rod-Making-Fish Breeding-Dies Piscatoriae-Supplement, etc. The book is bound in the original green cloth with gilt titles on the spine and blind-stamped decorations on the covers. Top edge gilt. Rubbing to the corners, front hinge (inner) starting but holding firm. Very good.
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