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The compleat troller, or, The art of trolling : with a description of all the utensils, instruments, tackling, and materials requisite thereto, with rules and directions how to use them : as also a brief account of most of the principal rivers in England
London : Printed by T. James for Tho. Helder, 1682-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 1st ed. Nobbes has been called the father of trolling. Bound in contemporary leather. Small 8vo. 2 woodcuts within text. [20], 78, [2] pages. Wing N1193; Westwood & Satchell, p. 156; ESTC R17278; Pforzheimer 2:771. Provenance: Charles Hardy's armorial bookplate on front pastedown, Delapree. Hardy was a colonial governor of New York and British admiral. (Delapre was a Norman-era monastery in Northampton, that became a private residence after the 1538 Dissolution of the Monasteries. Hardy sold the residence later in his life. Nobbes preface dedicates the book to James Tryon, Esq. of Norhamptonshire. Interestingly, Charles Tryon's grandson William was the colonial governor of North Carolina and New York a few years after Hardy.) Angling collector J. C. Lynn's Bibliotheca Piscatoria Lynniana's circular piscean bookplate on front free endpaper. By Robert Nobbes. Rivers in England include: Avon, Cham, Swift, Ouse, Humber, Trent, Tine [Tyne], Tweed, Severne, Thames, Chester, Dove, Medway, Tame [Thame]. (This is not the 18th century edition, but the true first from 1682.)
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