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The American Angler's Guide. Being a compilation from the works of popular English authors, from Walton to the present time; together with the opinions and practices of the best American anglers
New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co, 1845. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. First Edition. 12mo., pp. viii + [9]-224 + [5] ads; publisher's gray cloth stamped in gilt and blind; slight discoloration to boards, likely from dampstains; tips bumped and rounded; front and rear free endpapers lacking; front flyleaf (or leaves) lacking; scattered foxing or soiling; half-inch tear from top margin to pp. 183-184; still a good, sound and textually complete copy. First edition (several other editions were published starting in 1846). Early and important American book on angling, with the first chapter devoted to fishing tackle. Besides the frontispiece (of fishing in Sullivan County, New York), there are two illustrated plates of fish hooks, plus many text figures. There is also a verse on fishing on the recto of the frontispiece. The ads are for John J. Brown & Co., a New York City firm specializing in fishing tackle, and the book's copyright holder. Henderson (1953), p. 30. Hard Cover.
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