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Berners, Dame Juliana
Ashendene Press, Chelsea, London, England, 1903. 8vo. limp vellum. 48 pages. One of 150 copies, printed in 'Subiaco' type, with one initial in red, on Japanese paper. With the famous woodcut frontispiece of a man fishing and decorations after the text of Wynkyn de Worde in 'The Boke of St. Alban's empynted at Westmester in the yere of thyncarnacion of our Lorde mcccclxxxxvi (1496 by St. John Hornby and Meysey Turton. Fine textual illustrations throughout. A fine copy, beautifully preserved. A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF ONE OF THE MOST PLEASING BOOKS PRINTED AT THE PRESS. This work reprints in exact facsimile the first printing of any book on fishing ever printed in England. The interest of the "Treatyse of Fysshynge Wyth an Angle" lies not only in its priority in the field of fishing literature, but also because it has served as a literary quarry to many succeeding writers on fishing, and it also established a high moral value for the craft of fishing and is responsible for "having assigned in popular estimation to the angler his meditative and gentle nature". The Renaissance designed plates are famous for showing the first illustration of a person fishing with hook and line, and for the additional cuts throughout the text depicting hooks, all manners of fishing tools, types of lines for floating or sinking, and various and sundry other fishing devices. Juliana Berners (or Barnes or Bernes) (b. 15th century), English writer on heraldry, hawking and hunting, is said to have been prioress of Sopwell nunnery near St Albans. Her book on fishing was the first known book on fishing by a w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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