Angling - Fishing

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The life o...
[Apperley, C. J.] Nimrod
The life of a sportsman. By Nimrod. With thirty-six coloured illustrations by Henry Alken.
London, Rudolph Ackermann, 1842. Large 8vo (23.6 x 15.1 cm). viii, 402, [ii] pp., 36 full colour plates. Full scarlet morocco; boards with triple gilt-lined border; broad, rich gilt inner dentelles with minute name of the bookbinder; spine with five raised gilt-stippled bands, compartments with rich gilt floral patterns, title and author. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original cloth covers and spine mounted and bound in the rear.
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€1,500.00
True sportmanship in a fine binding by Riviere (1st edition)
Placaet, o...
Beaumont, S. van
Placaet, op het visschen in de rivieren, meeren en binne-wateren.
's Gravenhage, Jacobus en Paulus Scheltus [for the Staten van Hollandt en West-Vrieslandt], 1708. 4to (21.2 x 17.1 cm). Drophead title with large engraved vignette and initial letter, 10 pp., seven text engravings, three of which forming a plate.
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€350.00
A very rare publication on fishing regulations
The comple...
Crawhall, J.
The compleatest angling booke that euer was writ, beingdone out of ye Hebrewe and other Tongves, by a person of honor. Adorn'd with scvlptvres.
Newcastle upon Tyne, the author, 1881. 4to (28.0 x 22.8 cm). 238 pp. [in Roman numerals]. Numerous etchings, wood-engravings and text vignettes, of which many hand-coloured. Contemporary full embossed morocco. Spine rich gilt, with five raised bands; boards with triple gilt, and blind-tooled borders, gilt vignettes and, on the front board, the title, "The compleatest angling booke by a person of honor". Gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€1,200.00
One of two known copies in original morocco binding
Piscicepto...
[Cussac, J.]
Pisciceptologie ou l'art de la pêche à la ligne; discours sur les poissons, la manière de les prende et de les accommoder; la pêche au filets et autres instruments; suivi d'un traité des etangs, viviers, fossés, réservoirs, et les moyens d'en tirer avantage; avec un grand nombre de figures en taille-douce ou descriptions des pièges propres à ces différentes pêches.
Paris, de Cussac, 1816. 12mo (17.0 x 10.0 cm). xxiv, 388 pp.; engraved frontispiece, and 27 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over paper-covered boards. Spine with five raised bands, gilt bands and title, black vignettes. Marbled endpapers. Edges yellow.
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€400.00
The very rare first edition, not recorded by Westwood and Satchell
Rural spor...
Daniel, W. B.
Rural sports. Volume II. Fishing.
London, Longman, Hurst, Reese & Orme, 1812. 4to (27.8 x 21.5 cm). Stipple-engraved, hand-coloured title page (dated 1807), letterpress title page to the volume, [iv], 445 pp.; 19 engraved plates of which 18 finely hand-coloured and one plain (as intended). Contemporary full-grained morocco. Spine with five gilt-ornamented double raised bands, vignettes and title. Boards extensively hand-tooled and with rich gilt borders containing images of lions, owls, beehives, squirrels and various other mammals and birds. Gilt dentelles. Olive endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€1,500.00
Very rare coloured edition in a very fine binding
Allgemeine...
Duhamel du Monceau, [H. L.] and [L. H.] De la Marre
Allgemeine Abhandlung von den Fischereyen und Geschichte der Fische [oder deren Thiere, die im Wasser leben], die dadurch verschaffet werden, und die sowohl zum Unterhalte der Menschen, als zu vielen anderen Arten von Gebrauche dienen, die sich auf die Künste und den Handel beziehen.
Leipzig und Königsberg, Johann Jacob Kanter, 1773-1775. In three volumes. 4to (24.2 x 20.1 cm). Volume 1: Titel to the work; pp. “17” [= 170]-380, plates I-XXI; Volume II: Title to the series; half title to the work; 438 pp., plates I-L; volume III: Title to the series, [xiv], 328 pp., plates I-XV, for a total of 86 folded engraved plates. Volume II, or "Zweeter Abschnitt", in contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five gilt-bordered raised bands and brown morocco label with gilt title. First and third volume in matching later bindings.
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€1,200.00
The rare German edition
The book o...
Elder, F.
The book of the hackle.
Edinburgh, Scottish Academy Press, 1979. 8vo (23.2 x 14.8 cm). xi, 140 pp., coloured frontispiece, six peculiar plates with original hackles including 29 different types. Original red morocco in original slipcase (25.0 x 16.1 x 3.1 cm) by A. Lumsden. Gilt edges.
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€800.00
One of just 85 numbered copies, in a fine, fresh condition
The salmon...
Grimble, A.
The salmon rivers of Ireland. Volumes I-II. [Complete].
London, Kegan Paul, Trübner, 1903. Two volumes in two (28.6 x 22.2 cm). 4to. 561 [xv, 262 ; xii, 272] pp., two maps, 33 [14; 19] photographic plates. Original uniform half vellum. Printed label on the spines.
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€750.00
August Grimble's finest work
The angler...
Little, G.
The angler's complete guide and companion: being a practical treatise on angling and its requirements, with beautifully-executed illustrations, in colours, of the artificial flies for the different months, and highly finished engravings of all other necessary tackle.
London, published by the author, [no date, but 1881]. 8vo (18.1 x 12.2 cm). 203 pp., 12 hand-coloured plates of flies, 33 text engravings. Original pictorial embossed cloth with black, silver and gilt printings. All edges gilt.
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€450.00
A near mint copy
Das Ganze...
Reider, J. E. Von
Das Ganze der Fischerei als Angel-, Netzfischerei und Teichwirthschaft sammt der Naturgeschichte der deutschen Fischarten. Ein Handbuch für Fischerei- und Teichbesitzer. Mit einem Anhang die zubereitung der Fische aller Art als Speise.
Nürnberg und Leipzig, C. H. Zeh, 1825. 8vo (22.2 x 13.8 cm). xvi, 335 pp. Marbled wrappers.
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€690.00
Early 19th-century fish recipes
Anglertage...
Reineck, A.
Anglertagebuch. Meine Erlebnisse am Wasser.
[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.
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€1,200.00
Angling stories, well told, in a nicely illustrated diary
Pescatoria...
San Martino, M.
Pescatoria et ecloghe.
[Venezia, Giolito de Ferrari, 1544 or 1566]. Small 8vo (14.3 x 9.7 cm). Title page with large, engraved vignette[184] pp., contemporary vellum. Spine with black morocco label and gilt title. Red and white mottled edges.
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€1,750.00
The first edition of an early ichthyological work in verse