Charles Bowlker - The Art of Angling - 1839

Description
Charles Bowlker - The Art of Angling - 1839
Illustrated, Natural History, Sport, games & pastimes - Quantity: 1 - Book

'Containing Directions for Fly-Fishing, Trolling,
Bottom Fishing, Making Artificial Flies &c'

Hand-coloured plate with 30 fly depictions.

Quarter cloth over decorative boards.
Decorative title with black vignettes and border.
Vignette and decorative borders to back cover.

viii, 154 pages [some uncut].
Name on inside.
Hand-coloured frontispiece. 
In-text wood cuts and illustrations.

"This was the standard textbook of the late
eighteenth and early nineteenth century,
initially credited to Richard Bowlker and then
running to many editions under the guidance
of his son Charles. The son was considered
the most finished fly-fisher of his day. For such
a small volume it is very wide-ranging, with more
advice on the choice of tackle than on tactics, and
with much of the material taken from seventeenth
century writers. It is an important milestone in
popular angling literature [Westwood & Satchell]." 

Shipped and insured [standard liability] by recorded delivery.

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Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Illustrated, Natural History, Sport, games & pastimes
Author/ Illustrator
Charles Bowlker
Book Title
The Art of Angling
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1839
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Richard Jones., Ludlow
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Dimensions
17.5×11 cm
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