Anglertagebuch. Meine Erlebnisse am Wasser.
Item ID 71343
[Frankfurt am Main, unpublished, 1930-1933]. Oblong folio (20.5 x 26.4 cm). "Frontispiece" self-portrait of the author in pencil and watercolour; 40 pp. with handwritten text [in German] and numerous illustrations in pencil or ink, a cut-out ink drawing by the author mounted on the rear board. Bound in gilt-green-black pochoir "camouflage" boards. In a custom-made marbled slipcase (27.3 x 22.4 x 1.9 cm), with a photocopy of the latter drawing mounted on the front board. A unique handwritten and originally illustrated angler's diary, spanning a period from April 17, 1930 to May 25, 1933. Mainly dealing with pike fishing in the neighbourhood of Frankfurt am Main, including lists of catches, and spurious notes on the fishing localities, their fish and bird faunas, weather conditions, etc. The author/artist is August Reineck, of whom little else is known. Inner joints weak, otherwise a very good, clean item. Angling stories, well told, in a nicely illustrated diary