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Very Rare Angling Classic: Young Sportsman's Delight and Instructor circa 1712
Angling Classic: The Young Sportsman's Delight and Instructor. N.d., circa 1712. Gervase Markham. The Young Sportsman's Delight and Instructor, in, angling, fowling, hawking, hunting, ordering singing birds, hawks, poultry, conies, hares, dogs, etc. and how to cure them. by G.M. Sold at the Ring in Little Britain. Price 6d. No date, circa 1712. [with a second title as follows:] A compleat and experienc'd angler, in two parts; or, the anglers vade-mecum, shewing the best way to make fishing rods, lines, floats, plummets, hooks, artificial flies, panniers and other tackle; and how to find the haunts of fish, and take them with all sorts of baits, as well artificial as natural, in all sorts of water. To make divers sorts of oils and ointments exceeding the oil of osprey. The second part containing directions to take fowl, and to order signing birds, hawks, hares, poultry, and dogs. Printed for G. Conyers, at the Ring in Little Britain. Price 6d. Exceedingly rare angling title. 24mo (4.25 x 2 1/8 inches). iv, 136 (of 138) pages, lacking last leaf. Frontispiece illustration, and cuts in the text. Dis-bound, a somewhat distressed and incomplete copy with the frontis just hanging on at the joint, (and we would expect that a purchaser might do well to anticipate that the frontis will be well detached by the time it arrives). Foxing, browning and soiling, some pages with text printed light. Text block split into a few parts now separated from each other. Lacking last leaf altogether (pages 137-138), and with five leaves with the lower-fore-edge corners torn away and wanting, with ab … [Click Below for Full Description]
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