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Harrisburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books. (1970). 362pp. 1st. edition. Signed limited edition of 600 numbered copies. With reproduction of watercolor by Milton C. Weiler painted especially for the limited edition. Pasted down on reverse of limitation and signature page. Boxed. A fine copy.
Reading, England: Barry Shurlock. (1973). xii, 288pp. Hard cover. Illustrated. With dust jacket. Book in near fine condition. Dust jacket lightly frayed and soiled at edges. Reprint of 1889 edition with an introduction to this new impression by David Jacques.
NY:Atheneum. 1982. 1st edition. 284p. Illus. Hard bound. With dust jacket. 1st edition. A very good copy. Dust jacket lightly soiled at its edges.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc. (1993). 352pp. Hard bound. With dust jacket. Mild shelf wear to jacket. Some dust speckles on spine of boards. Pages clean and bright, A very good, tight copy.
324 pp. Hard bound. With dust jacket. Except for inked gift note on top of leaf #2, an excellent, tight, clean copy. Dust jacket frayed at edges. Reprint of 1862 edition. Author wrote a number of books on fishing eventually serving as New York State Fish Commissioner.
Yardley, Pennsylvania: n.p. 1981. 258 pp. Illustrated. Second edition. Hardcover w/ slip case. Number 46 of an unspecified deLuxe edition, signed and dated by the author April 1981. Also inscribed by the author on the following page. Original green faux-leather binding shows no noticeable wear. Internally, there is some dirt residue to page edges, otherwise a very good copy. Slip case shows some minor soiling.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1968. 457pp. Illus. Hard cover. With dust jacket. Previous owners name inked on half title. 1st. edition. Book in very good condition. Dust jacket lightly soiled.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1980. 192pp. Illus. Hard bound. With dust jacket. 2nd. impression. A very good copy. Dust jacket intact with very mild dust stains at back; foxing on inside cover, end pages and title page; foxing on top edge of pages; otherwise a very good, clean copy.
New York; William Morrow and Company, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover with DJ. 253 pp. Condition: VG+ in a Fair dj. Unclipped dj is worn with some closed tears at edges, and has a scraped portion (about 2 sq inches) on the front. Book is clean, bright, and tight. "Not since the beloved Izaak Walton has there been a writer who can describe the joys of fishing as does Mr. Haig-Brown.", "here are the exciting fishing tales of an expert fisherman and the wise observations of a great sportsman" (cfm)
London:Richard Bentley. 1849. 455pp. Illustrated. Original green boards, with title and decorations in gilt, are heavily worn, rubbed and lightly soiled. The spine edges, top and bottom, are worn and chipped, with small tears. The edge points are bumped and worn to boards. Page edges are soiled. Internally, tape marks to inside boards where someone has secured a plastic cover to the book. The front hinge is cracked and rear hinge is starting. The binding is still holding but is cracked at page 272/273 as well. A previous owners name is penned to the top of the title page but otherwise, aside from a few bits on foxing, the pages are relatively clean and bright. A good solid copy.
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.
To Which is Appended, DIES PISCATORIAE: Describing Noted Fishing-Places and the Pleasure of Solitary Fly-Fishing. Illustrated with eighty engravings on wood. Philadelphia:E. H. Butler and Co. 1864. 1st. edition. 604pp. Hardcover. External boards sun-faded where something was on top of the item. Edge points worn to boards and spine ends worn and freyed. Internally, a small bookplate centered on the inside front board but no other marks or signatures. The hinges are intact and the binding is tight. There is some light foxing scattered throughout, otherwise most pages are clean and bright. The last few pages have their corners creased. Overall, a very good copy.
New York; Dodd, Mead and Company, . Hardcover, no dj. lxxxix+454pp+12pp calendar. Frontis portraits of authors. Many other illustrations by Edmund New. Very Good condition. Decorated green cloth boards lightly shelfworn, fabric worn top/bottom of spine, spine darkened. Owner name and bookseller markings on ffep. Foxing to pastedowns. Otherwise internally clean and bright, and securely bound. The definitive work on fishing in the 17th century. (cfm)
(St. Petersburg, Fl):(John T. Ordeman). (1988). No. 16 of 150 deluxe copies, signed by the author with an original drypoint by Schaldach laid in. With Slipcase. 118pp. Illustrated. Three quarter green leather over white cloth. Leather rubbed from in and out of slipcase, otherwise boards are clean and bright. Internally, first and last end-pages very slightly foxed, otherwise pages, and laid in drypoint, clean and bright. Slipcase, still in good condition, but foxed and soiled.
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