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[ WOOLEY, Hannah ]?:
NEW AND EXCELLENT EXPERIMENTS AND SECRETS IN THE ART OF ANGLING, BEING DIRECTIONS FOR THE WHOLE ART.
London. 1675.This is the angling section extracted from "The Accomplisht - Ladys Delight", attributed to Hannah Wooley. This is a copy which has been taken apart and laid down on larger paper and ruled in red. The title page is dated 1675 (printed in the year 1675, no imprint), originally a 12mo, now approximately 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, engraved frontispiece of a Lady and Gentleman fishing, an engraving of fish follows the title page, misbound as there is offsetting from it on a page of text which it faced originally, title page and 33 pages, plus 10 blank pages as padding at rear, no pagination as it has been trimmed off with the margins, catchwords correct, bound in half sheep with marbled boards, marbled endpapers, bookbinder's ticket to first pastedown. Binding rubbed, hinges cracked at head of spine, covers still attached, crack between first free endpaper and frontispiece, no loose pages, tips of corners worn with board slightly showing, slight shelf wear, rubbing to covers, small neat repair to first pastedown and first free endpaper, text has pale age - browning with occasional light mark, neat old ink note to blank endpaper, otherwise a very good copy. The last chapter has the heading " The names of the Flyes that are used in Angling, with the Times when they are in Season and what the Bodies and Wings are made of". See T. Westwood & T. Satchell, Bibliotheca Piscatoria, page 128, listing the first edition dated 1675; Arnold Whitaker Oxford, English Cookery Books to the Year 1850, page 37; Katherine Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, Anonymous Section page 513 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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