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Best, Thomas
A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling. Confirmed by actual Experience, and Minute Observations ... To Which is Added The Compleat Fly-Fisher, etc
London: Printed for C. Stalker ... H. Turpin, 1787. First edition, with half-title. Frontispiece by Wooding. [xii], 112, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Begins with a chapter on the natural history of fish, goes on to the best manner of making and choosing rods, lines, hooks, etc. Chapter IV provides a description of flies. "Best was Keeper of His Majesty's Drawing-room in the Tower of London" (Westwood & Satchell). Westwood & Satchell p. 31. Bound in later full polished tan calf. Fine.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]

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