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British Angler, or, A Pocket-Companion forGentlemen-Fishers - WILLIAMSON, John - 1740. 
London. Printed for J. Hodges, at theLooking-Glass on London Bridge. 1740.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo, 17cm, first edition,viii,318, [x],p., (index inc errata), with copper engraved frontis & 3fine folding copper engraved plates, (plate three supplied from anothercopy), expertly rebacked in restoration style matched brown calf and theoriginal marbled boards, gilt titles along the spine in decorated frameborder, a fine copy. S.&W. p241. "One of the best of the manuals butwithout any special value beyond". Heckscher 2273. Abee p166. A pleasingearly work with discussion on fishing in rivers and ponds, considerationson equipment and apparatus and on the art of angling. With attractivelydrawn illustrations. .
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