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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.
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.
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.
AMERICAN GAME FISHES. THEIR HABITS, HABITAT, AND PECULIARITIES; HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE TO ANGLE FOR THEM
Chicago:Rand McNally & Company. 1892. 1st edition. 580pp+12pp ads. Illustrated. Hardcover. A very good, clean, and bright copy. Covers lightly shelfworn with some rippling to cloth on spine strip and light wear to spine ends. Internally clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
Manchester:Sherratt & Hughes. 1928. (xvi)+191pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Green boards lightly soiled and shelfworn with gilt on front cove and spine strip bright. Page edges soiled. Internally, the front end-pages have a fishing liscense from 1928 attached to the inside front board, 6 postcards from The Izaak Walton Hotel and surrounding area attached to the 1st free endpage (front and back), and a letter with envelop on Izaak Walton Hotel stationary attached to the 2nd free end-page, with an additional fishing liscense from 1937 laid in. Otherwise, aside from some age-toning scattered throughout, a very good copy. The binding is tight with hinges intact.
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.
New York:Carleton, Publisher. 1862. 1st edition. 324pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Brown blind stamped boards lightly soiled and shelfworn, with sun-fading to bottom edges and spine strip. Gilt on spine strip completely rubbed. Internally brown end-papers clean, with a small previous owners bookplate to inside front board and a bookseller ticket to inside rear board. There is an old damp stain to lower quarter of first couple pages which becomes progressively smaller and less noticable as you turn the pages, completely disappearing by page192. Besides the stain, a very good, clean copy. The binding is tight and hinges intact. *Author was Uncle of Theodore Roosevelt.
Boston:Jordan, Marsh and Company. 1888. 1st edition. 374pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. A very good, clean copy, inside and out. Boards clean with gilt still bright. Spine ends slightly worn with lower edge points gently bumped. Internally, end-pages slightly age toned with a previous owners name inked to top outer edge of 1st free end-page. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good copy.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1922. Limited Edition (#653 of 780). xvii+155pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Good- condition. Boards are stained and moderately shelfworn; spine is sun-darkened. Internally the glossy photo pages and adjacent pages have become pretty heavily foxed. The title page tissue guard has creasing. Other pages are clean and unmarked, though a few are roughly cut. The binding is secure. (cfm)
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.
THE BRITISH ANGLER'S MANUAL OR THE ART OF ANGLING IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES AND IRELAND. WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCIPAL RIVERS, LAKES AND TROUT STREAMS, IN THE UNITED KINGDOM;
With Instructions in Fly-fishing, Trolling, and Angling At the Bottom, and More Particularly for the Trout. London:H. G. Bohn. 1848. Revised and enlarged edition. xxxii+448pp. Illustrated with numerous engravings on steel and wood. Hardcover. In very good condition. Blindstamped boards faded and soiled with gilt quite dulled on front cover and spine. Spine ends worn and starting to fray, boards gently warped and some nibbling to bottom page edges. Internally, a small bookplate to inside front board, otherwise pages clean and bright. Engravings, with tissue guards, in very good condition. The binding is tight but front hinge is starting.
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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