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CONWAY, Capt. C.C.W.S.
Sunlit Waters. An Introduction to The Art of Fishing with Light Tackle.
Bombay, Thacker & Co., Ltd., [June 1943]. 4to. Publisher's cloth-backed boards, colour illustrated dust-wrappers (the variant with the smaller typeface), not price-clipped; pp. [xiii], 161, [3], with a coloured photographic frontispiece of a fisherman in a pith-helmet, casting into a fast-running river, 12 other photographic plates, 2 more similarly coloured, and copious diagrams of tackle and locations throughout; wrappers a little darkened and with a few marginal tears, light offsetting from endpapers, internally very clean and fresh, making this a rare survival of a colonial fishing guide, locally produced, at a time of great uncertainty. Third impression. This is a practical guide to fishing in India, published, 'in these hard times when money is scarce'. Captain Conway continues: 'I have set out to make the fisherman who will use the tackle described as self-dependant as possible, and I even claim that he can set himself up for a modest sixty rupees ... ' (Preface). See Elliott, Field Sports in India, London, 1973, pp. 171-182.
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd. [United Kingdom]

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