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[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...

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True sportmanship in a fine binding by Riviere (1st edition)

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...

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One of two known copies in original morocco binding

[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;...

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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The very rare first edition, not recorded by Westwood and Satchell

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)....

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Very rare coloured edition in a very fine binding

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...

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:...

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The rare German edition

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...

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One of just 85 numbered copies, in a fine, fresh condition

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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August Grimble's finest work

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...

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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A near mint copy

Nakamura, T.

Kumno Zui Taisei Kyûkôdô.

Kyoto, [1789]. Illustrated encyclopaedia for young people. 21 parts in 10 [all published]. 8vo size (21.9 x 15.4 cm; box 23.6 x 17.0 x 8.8 cm). Text in Japanese with 150 wood engravings. Original blue stiff stitched paper wrappers. Contained in a nice recent...

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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...

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Angling stories, well told, in a nicely illustrated diary

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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The first edition of an early ichthyological work in verse

Walton, I. [J. Crawhall, illustrator]

Izaak Walton: his wallet booke.

London, Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, 1885. 8vo (19.4 x 12.5 cm). 116 pp., numerous hand-coloured woodcuts. Contemporary half vellum over blue paper-covered boards. Gilt title on the spine.

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Charmingly illustrated and finely hand-coloured