This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IL FRESH-WATER TROUT. 'HE Salmo fario, or common trout, is indigenous to almost every river, burn, and loch in ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IL FRESH-WATER TROUT. 'HE Salmo fario, or common trout, is indigenous to almost every river, burn, and loch in Scotland. When in good condition no tenant of the stream surpasses it in beauty of appearance. The head is small and well shaped, the hack finely curved, and the sides are thickly studded with stari like spots of a variety of colours, from bright red to dark brown. It is singular that it is a most unusual occurrence to find two trouts spotted exactly alike, there being generally some difference, however slight. Why it is so is beyond elucidation --probably for the same reason that no two human beings are the same in form and face. The trout of one stream can sometimes be distinguished from those of another; but this is more by the complexion and shape, than by any arrangement of the spots; and these are well known to be entirely the result of feeding, and of the distinctive characteristics of each stream. Trout taken from a dark mossy water are dark and ill-coloured, while those taken from a clear stream are of a corresponding colour. Trout caught under a bank, in the shade of a bush, or in a part of the river where the bottom is dark, are of a darker colour than those caught in the lighter and more open parts; their complexion thus changing according to the colour of the water they inhabit, the colour of the ground over which they move, and the degree of light. It is not our province to enter into the natural history of the trout, as what anglers wish to know is how to capture them, and we shall therefore consider trout in a purely angling point of view. With regard to the much-vexed question of whether trout hear or not, naturalists say that they have ears, but we think that these organs are rather intended by nature...
Fair in fair dust jacket. 1961. 212 pages. Green pictorial dust jacket. Green cloth hardback with gilt lettering. Moderate use marking, foxing and tanning present to pages. Text remains clear and legible throughout. Includes a pictorial insert to rear pastedown. Binding remains firm. Significant bleaching, edge wear and use marking present with sunning to spine. Bumped corners. Heavy wear to dust jacket with tears, chips, scuffing and creasing. Tanned, foxed and use marked. Unclipped. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1438940208CEB (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Very Good. No Jacket. pp. 212. h/b 212 pages, condition is very good, no DJ. Dark green boards with gilt lettering to the spine, an owners name to the flyleaf. The Practical Angler or The Art of Trout-Fishing more particularly applied to clear water.
Very good. Leather bound. Gold gilt decoration on covers and spine. Gold gilt page ends. Previous owner's bookplate with name on second page. Appearance of only slight previous use. Minor imperfections may exist. COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Buy with confidence-Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Good in fair dust jacket. 1950. 212 pages. White illustrated dust jacket with blue lettering over green cloth. Clean pages. Moderate tanning to endpapers and page edges. Colour illustrations at back. Pages have a distinct odour. Mild wear to spine, edges and corners. Moderate scuffing and soiling to boards. Clipped dust jacket in two pieces split down spine. Heavy wear, with large (approx. 5cm) tears and chips to edges and corners. Moderate tanning to spine. Moderate staining, marking and soiling to DJ. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1446151144NAT (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Good. No dust jacket. 1919. 212 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards with decorative gilt. Good bright pages. Light tanning to the endpapers. May flies booklet intact to the back of the book. Inscription to the free endpaper. Good bright pages. Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Good boards with minimal wear. Large tears to the spine. Bright gilt. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1446806576LCR (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
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