'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.
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]."
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- Number of Books
- Illustrated, Natural History, Sport, games & pastimes
- Author/ Illustrator
- Charles Bowlker
- Book Title
- The Art of Angling
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Richard Jones., Ludlow
- Binding/ Material
- 17.5×11 cm