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Auction Description for Dreweatts: The Sporting & Wildlife Sale
Viewing Notes:
Selected highlights at Newbury Racecourse Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7NZ 19th April 12 noon to 5pm. 20th April 12 noon to 5pm. Donnington Priory 19th April 9am to 4pm. 20th April 9am to 12.30pm. 22nd April 9am to 6pm. 23rd April 9am to 5.30pm. Day of sale from 8.30am.
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www.invaluable.com/dreweatts1759 for Live! Sales, or www.dnfa.com/donnington

The Sporting & Wildlife Sale

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


258 lots | 238 with images

April 24, 2013

Live Auction

Donnington Priory

Donnington

Newbury, RG14 2JE United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1635 553553

Fax: +44 (0)1635 553599

Email: donnington@dnfa.com

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Racing.- General-Stud Book (The), containing

Lot 1: Racing.- General-Stud Book (The), containing

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Description: Racing.- General-Stud Book (The), containing Pedigrees of Race Horses, &c. &c. From the Earliest Accounts to the Year 1807, inclusive, 2 vol., including supplement, half-title to vol.1, 2ff. errata to end of vol.1, 'Obituary of Stallions' to end of both vol., 19th century ink gift inscription to half-title of vol.1 and front free endpaper of supplement, supplement with small section neatly cut away from upper corner of title and with small section torn away from lower corner of 2M1, not affecting text in either instance, uniformly bound in contemporary tree calf, spines gilt and with a red morocco label (the supplement a little taller), supplement with upper cover detached, both vol. spine ends chipped and with corners worn, rubbed, 8vo, for James Weatherby, 1808-1814. A rare work, with the extremely rare supplement. We can trace only one other copy of the initial work and no copies of the supplement at auction.

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Dit Boecxken: A Literal Translation into English

Lot 2: Dit Boecxken: A Literal Translation into English

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Description: Dit Boecxken: A Literal Translation into English of the Earliest Known Book on Fowling and Fishing written originally in Flemish and Printed at Antwerp in the Year 1492, number 40 of 150 copies, illustrations, original morocco-backed marbled boards, uncut, with the original box, [Thacher p.146; cf.W&S p.35-36 & 78], 4to, Honey Dun Press, 1978. A reprint of the privately printed edition (only 25 copies) for Alfred Denison by the Chiswick Press in 1872. "It contains 26 chapters, of a few lines each, giving recipes for artificial baits, unguents & pastes, & at the close two pages are given to the periods at which certain fish are 'at their best'". W&S. It also contains instructions for catching birds and ducks with the hands (by baiting them), recipes for paste fishing baits made from beaver's kidney, human blood and barley flour, other baits, various fishing methods, etc. Denison says in his introduction, "We may consider it to be the first known work on angling".

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[Chitty (Edward)],

Lot 3: [Chitty (Edward)], "Theophilius South". The

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Description: [Chitty (Edward)], "Theophilius South". The Fly-Fisher's Text Book, first edition, engraved frontispiece, vignette title and 10 plates, 2 advertisement leaves and 8pp. publisher's catalogue at end, illustrations, some foxing, hinges weak, bookplate of H.W.Meteyard, original blind-stamped cloth, uncut, rubbed, [Thacher pp.110-111; W&S p.198], 8vo, R. Ackermann, 1841.

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Hamilton (Edward) Recollections of Fly Fishing for

Lot 4: Hamilton (Edward) Recollections of Fly Fishing for

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Description: Hamilton (Edward) Recollections of Fly Fishing for Salmon, Trout, and Grayling, first edition, number 84 of 100 large paper copies, half-title, mezzotint frontispiece by Francis Seymour Haden, tissue guard, wood-engraved plates on india paper and mounted, frontispiece a little foxed, bookplate of William Shermit Mitchell, original parchment-backed boards, uncut, rubbed, paper spine label chipped, preserved in modern dark green cloth dust-jacket with gilt spine, [Thacher p.237], 8vo, 1884.

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Howitt (Samuel) The Angler's Manual; or, Concise

Lot 5: Howitt (Samuel) The Angler's Manual; or, Concise

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Description: Howitt (Samuel) The Angler's Manual; or, Concise Lessons of Experience, first edition, half-title, 12 etched plates by Howitt, half-title, some light soiling, modern half calf, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine with red morocco labels, [Thacher pp.270-271; W&S pp.10 & 120], oblong 8vo, Liverpool, 1808.

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A[rmstrong] (H.E.) Coquet's Stream. An Anglesong,

Lot 6: A[rmstrong] (H.E.) Coquet's Stream. An Anglesong,

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Description: A[rmstrong] (H.E.) Coquet's Stream. An Anglesong, dedicated to the Newcastle Angling Club, 4pp., lithographed folded sheet with vignettes and one page of musical ???notation, vignettes including Warkworth Castle and The Thrum Rothbury, spotted and soiled, slightly frayed at edges, partly torn at fold, folio, 1886. Very rare; unrecorded by COPAC, Thacher and Westwood & Satchell.

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Crawhall (Joseph) Chaplets from Coquet-side, one

Lot 7: Crawhall (Joseph) Chaplets from Coquet-side, one

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Description: Crawhall (Joseph) Chaplets from Coquet-side, one of 100 copies, woodcut vignettes, initials and ornaments, some hand-coloured, original green roan-backed boards, spine titled in gilt, t.e.g., a little rubbed, spine faded and slightly worn at head and foot, [Thacher p.132; W&S p.69], 8vo, [Newcastle upon Tyne, Robert Robinson], 1873. Dedicated to Thomas Westwood.

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Pritt (T.E.) Yorkshire Trout Flies, first edition,

Lot 8: Pritt (T.E.) Yorkshire Trout Flies, first edition,

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Description: Pritt (T.E.) Yorkshire Trout Flies, first edition, [one of 200 copies], half-title, 12 lithographed plates including 11 hand-coloured of flies, tissue guards, gutta percha perished and becoming loose (as usual), book-label of Jon. Shackleton, original cloth, title and quotation in gilt on upper cover, a little rubbed, spine slightly worn at head and foot, [Thacher pp.408-409], 8vo, Leeds, 1885.

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Edinburgh Angling Club. Songs and Selections from

Lot 9: Edinburgh Angling Club. Songs and Selections from

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Description: Edinburgh Angling Club. Songs and Selections from the Album of the Edinburgh Angling Club founded 1847, edited by J.Smith, enlarged edition, engraved frontispiece, additional vignette title and illustrations by William Forrest, inscribed "To Professor [David] Wyllie, who helped me to buy my first rod...J.R.R." on half-title and with card of Dr.Ronaldson loosely inserted, original glazed pictorial green cloth, gilt, spine gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, very slightly marked, [Thacher p.159; cf.W&S p.83, earlier editions], 8vo, Edinburgh, 1900. A collection of verse with attractive engravings. General Sir James Russell of Ashiestiel was the owner of the Club's main fishing, David Wyllie and Dr.Ronaldson were members of the club.

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[Chetham (James)] The Angler's Vade Mecum...,

Lot 10: [Chetham (James)] The Angler's Vade Mecum...,

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Description: [Chetham (James)] The Angler's Vade Mecum..., third edition, later issue, woodcut frontispiece with border headed "The Compleat Angler", woodcut plate of 8 fish, old ink inscription to verso of frontispiece (slightly showing through), a little browned, C5 torn and repaired, H3 slightly defective at fore-edge and K2 at head, both with loss of a few letters, a few other small holes and tears to margins, modern purple morocco, gilt, by Brian Frost & Co. of Bath, spine gilt in compartments with fly motifs and five riased bands, g.e., Brent Gration-Maxfield's copy with his stamp to rear turn-in, [Thacher pp.109-110; W&S pp.59-60; Wing C3791], 8vo, William Battersby, 1700.

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Richardson (Thomas, publisher) The Modern

Lot 11: Richardson (Thomas, publisher) The Modern

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Description: Richardson (Thomas, publisher) The Modern Angler,containing the Most Esteemed Methods of Angling..., first edition, 24pp., folding hand-coloured wood-engraved frontispiece, text lightly browned, small tear to fore-edge of frontispiece repaired, modern calf-backed marbled boards, original printed wrappers bound in (laid down, upper wrapper frayed at edges), [Thacher pp.363 & 421], 12mo, Derby, Thomas Richardson, [c.1830]. Rare.

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[Ayrton (William)] Mr Barnacles and his Boat,

Lot 12: [Ayrton (William)] Mr Barnacles and his Boat,

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Description: [Ayrton (William)] Mr Barnacles and his Boat, engraved througout with pictorial title and 24 plates, trimmed, modern half calf, spine gilt with red roan label, original printed wrappers bound in (soiled and frayed, laid down), [Thacher pp.27-28], oblong 8vo, London, Whittaker & Co. and Chester, Pritchard & Roberts, [1856].

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[Boaz (Herman)] The Angler's Progress: A Poem,

Lot 13: [Boaz (Herman)] The Angler's Progress: A Poem,

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Description: [Boaz (Herman)] The Angler's Progress: A Poem, second edition, half-title, 12 wood-engraved vignettes, 3pp. advertisements at end, table of harbours, seasons and depths for catching fish pasted over final leaf (text supplied in pencil on rear free endpaper), light offsetting, a few spots, mostly to endpapers, contemporary half morocco, spine titled in gilt with fish motifs, [Thacher pp.68-69; W&S p.35], 8vo, J.H.Burn, 1820. Also published in Newcastle as the first of the Right Merrie Garlands for North Country Anglers.

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Hofland (Thomas C.) The British Angler's Manual,

Lot 14: Hofland (Thomas C.) The British Angler's Manual,

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Description: Hofland (Thomas C.) The British Angler's Manual, first edition, 13 engraved plates only (of 14, lacking plate of Hampton, Middlesex), frontispiece bound in opposite p.157, wood-engraved illustrations, with some plates and most of the illustrations hand-coloured (the plates rather crudely), slightly browned, modern half blue morocco, spine gilt with red morocco labels, uncut, spine faded, [Thacher p.262; W&S pp.118-119], 8vo, 1839.

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[Lathy (Thomas Pike)] The Angler; a Poem, second

Lot 15: [Lathy (Thomas Pike)] The Angler; a Poem, second

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Description: [Lathy (Thomas Pike)] The Angler; a Poem, second edition, half-title, engraved frontispiece of Thomas Gosden, wood-engraved illustrations, frontispiece slightly spotted, title washed, modern half morocco, spine gilt, uncut, spine a little faded, [Thacher p.315; W&S p.131], 12mo, 1819.

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[Theakston (Michael)] British Angling Flies,

Lot 16: [Theakston (Michael)] British Angling Flies,

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Description: [Theakston (Michael)] British Angling Flies, revised by Francis M. Walbran, 8 lithographed plates of flies on 4 sheets (printed on both sides), wood-engaraved plates and illustrations, advertisements at end and on endpapers, some light spotting, bookplate of E.W.E.Siddall, original pictorial cloth, gilt, rubbed spine ends a little worn, [Thacher p.505], 8vo, Ripon and London, [1883].

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[Mackintosh (Alexander)] The Driffield Angler,

Lot 17: [Mackintosh (Alexander)] The Driffield Angler,

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Description: [Mackintosh (Alexander)] The Driffield Angler, first edition, half-title, engraved frontispiece, wood-engraved decorations and tail-piece, light foxing, ex-library copy with stamps on title and one or two other leaves and label on front pastedown, also bookplate of Robert Clarke's Bibliotheca Piscatoria, contemporary half olive green morocco, spine gilt in compartments with angling motifs, t.e.g., a little rubbed, [Thacher p.332-333; W&S pp.137-38], 8vo, Gainsborough, for the Author by H. Mozley, [1806]. An important sourcebook for the history of fly pattern development. Mackintosh was gamekeeper to the Duke of Atholl, and as well as angling the work covers many country sporting pursuits such as shooting and coursing.

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Charfy (Guiniad, pseudonym) The Fisherman: or, the

Lot 18: Charfy (Guiniad, pseudonym) The Fisherman: or, the

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Description: Charfy (Guiniad, pseudonym) The Fisherman: or, the Art of Angling Made Easy, first edition, advertisement leaf at end, occasional spotting or browning, Brent Gration-Maxfield's copy with his neat pencil notes on front pastedown, contemporary half calf, rubbed, rebacked to style, green roan label, [Thacher p.105; W&S p.58], 8vo, for J. Dixwell, [?1800]. Scarce. "A compilation by George Smeeton, printer of St. Martin's-lane, who, with his wife, was burnt to death." Westwood & Satchell

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Lot 19: Colquhoun (John) The Moor and the Loch, first

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Description: Colquhoun (John) The Moor and the Loch, first edition, frontispiece and plates, ownership stamp of C.J.Knox Gore at head of title, foxed, original pictorial cloth, gilt, rubbed and spotted, spine worn and faded, 1840; Salmon-Casts and Stray Shots, second edition, half-title, original cloth, a little rubbed, small stain to upper cover, 1857, [Thacher pp.120-121; W&S p.63], 8vo (2)

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Gentleman Angler (The) first edition, half-title,

Lot 20: Gentleman Angler (The) first edition, half-title,

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Description: Gentleman Angler (The) first edition, half-title, 1p. advertisements at end only (lacking final leaf), woodcut head- & tail-pieces and initials, A6 (final leaf of Preface) creased, half-title and final leaf soiled, some other soiling and staining, modern calf, spine with tan morocco label, [Thacher p.198; W&S pp. 104-5], 12mo, for A.Bettesworth, 1726.

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Bowlker (Charles) The Art of Angling; or, Compleat

Lot 21: Bowlker (Charles) The Art of Angling; or, Compleat

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Description: Bowlker (Charles) The Art of Angling; or, Compleat Fly-Fisher..., fifth edition, lacking engraved frontispiece and advertisement leaf at end, Birmingham, M.Swinney..., 1788 bound with Best (Thomas) A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling..., second edition, without engraved frontispiece (not issued with all copies), also lacking advertisement leaf at end, C.Stalker, [1789], together 2 works in 1 vol., the first with a few pencil annotations, light spotting and soiling, manuscript note dated 1903 "G.W.Oliver's receipt to catch big carp" etc. loosely inserted, modern half morocco, spine ruled in gilt and stamped in blind, uncut, [Thacher p. 75 & 57; W&S pp.39-40 & 31], 8vo & 12mo

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Kelson (George M.) Tips by the Author of

Lot 22: Kelson (George M.) Tips by the Author of "The

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Description: Kelson (George M.) Tips by the Author of "The Salmon Fly", first edition, half-title, illustrations, 11pp. advertisements for angling equipment at end, half-title and endpapers browned, original pictorial burgundy cloth, gilt, very slightly rubbed, a few small stains to upper cover, [Thacher p.296], 4to, by the author, 1901.

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Bowlker (Charles) Bowlker's Art of Angling...,

Lot 23: Bowlker (Charles) Bowlker's Art of Angling...,

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Description: Bowlker (Charles) Bowlker's Art of Angling..., with a list of the most celebrated fishing stations in North Wales, new edition, half-title, hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece of flies, illustrations, advertisement leaf and 12pp. publishers' catalogue at end, description of plates leaf short at head, occasional spotting, original pictorial cloth, gilt, a little rubbed, stain to upper cover, [Thacher p.76; cf. W&S pp.39-40], 8vo, Ludlow, 1854.

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Evans (W.) The Art of Angling; or Complete

Lot 24: Evans (W.) The Art of Angling; or Complete

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Description: Evans (W.) The Art of Angling; or Complete Fly-Fisher..., A New Edition, Revised and Corrected, lithographed frontispiece cut and mounted facing title, mount torn at fore-edge and repaired with sticky tape, soiled, bookplate of W.E.D.Shaw, later wrappers, uncut, soiled and frayed, [Thacher p.167; W&S p.89], 12mo, Uxbridge, for William Lake, [c.1820].

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Best (Thomas) A Concise Treatise on the Art of

Lot 25: Best (Thomas) A Concise Treatise on the Art of

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Description: Best (Thomas) A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling, first edition, half-title, engraved frontispiece, 2 advertisement leaves at end, contemporary ink inscription "W.P." at head of half-title, frontispiece and title very lightly foxed, one or two other marks but a fine tall copy in modern russet morocco, gilt, by Brian Frost & Co. of Bath, covers with double gilt rule border, spine ruled and titled in gilt with five raised bands, g.e., [Thacher pp.52-53; W&S p.31], 12mo, for C.Stalker...H.Turpin, 1787. Best was Keeper of His Majesty's Drawing-room in the Tower of London.

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Baddeley (John, publisher) The London Angler's

Lot 26: Baddeley (John, publisher) The London Angler's

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Description: Baddeley (John, publisher) The London Angler's Book, or Waltonian Chronicle, only edition, engraved frontispiece, 2 lithographed plates, a little foxed, worming to upper margin at end affecting plates but not images, one plate partly detached, engraved bookplate of Charles Stanley, contemporary morocco-backed spine gilt, a little worn, [Thacher p.29; W&S p.20], 8vo, John Baddeley, 1834.

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Pulman (George P.R.) Vade Mecum of Fly-Fishing for

Lot 27: Pulman (George P.R.) Vade Mecum of Fly-Fishing for

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Description: Pulman (George P.R.) Vade Mecum of Fly-Fishing for Trout, first edition, 2pp. list of subscribers, ink inscriptions on front free endpaper, bookplate of Henry A Portong, hinges weak, original cloth with printed paper label on upper cover, rubbed and faded, staining to upper cover, varnished, [Thacher p.411; W&S p.174], 16mo, Axminster, E.Wills, 1841.

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Kirkbride (John) The Northern Angler; or,

Lot 28: Kirkbride (John) The Northern Angler; or,

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Description: Kirkbride (John) The Northern Angler; or, Fly-Fisher's Companion, first edition, engraved frontispiece and plate, frontispiece lightly offset on title, plate a little foxed and stained, original cloth, spine titled in gilt, a little rubbed and marked, [Thacher p.302; W&S p.127], 12mo, Carlisle, 1837.

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Best (Thomas) A Concise Treatise on the Art of

Lot 29: Best (Thomas) A Concise Treatise on the Art of

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Description: Best (Thomas) A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling, sixth edition, engraved frontispiece (foxed), 3pp. advertisements at end, 1804 bound with Angler's Pocket-Book (The); or Compleat English Angler...also Nobbs's Celebrated Treatise on The Art of Trolling, third edition, issue without the engraved frontispiece, illustrations, 1805, together 2 works in 1 vol., occasional spotting or soiling, modern half morocco, spine ruled in gilt and stamped in blind, [Thacher p.35 & p.21; W&S p.31 & 11], 12mo

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Peake (Richard Brinsley) Snobson's Seasons, Being

Lot 30: Peake (Richard Brinsley) Snobson's Seasons, Being

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Description: Peake (Richard Brinsley) Snobson's Seasons, Being Annals of Cockney Sports, etched additional title and 91 plates by Seymour, a few lightly offset, a good clean copy in contemporary calf, gilt, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco label, a little rubbed at edges and spine ends, upper joint split, [W&S p.193], 8vo, M.A.Nattali, [c.1838]. Including 14 angling caricatures.

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M[arkham] (G[ervase]) A way to get Wealth:

Lot 31: M[arkham] (G[ervase]) A way to get Wealth:

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Description: M[arkham] (G[ervase]) A way to get Wealth: containing the sixe Principall Vocations, or Callings, in which every good Husband or House-wife, may lawfully imploy themselves, 6 parts in 1, fifth edition, with general title and separate title to each part, final part with woodcut title-vignette and woodcut printer's device at end, with all blank leaves (at end of first part, beginning & end second part, beginning third part and end of final part), woodcut illustrations, old ink signature of W.Brown on main title and another crossed out, a little soiled, cropped with slight loss to imprint on main title and a few signatures, rust-hole to C7 of fifth part with loss of a couple of letters, old invoice loosely inserted, bookplate of R.C.A.Prior, contemporary panelled sheep, rubbed, rebacked, [STC 17396; Thacher p.341; W&S p.146], small 4to, by Nicholas Oakes for John Harrison, [1631]. Comprising: Cheape and Good Husbandry; Country Contentments; The English Hous-Wife; The Inrichment of the Weald of Kent; Markhams Farewell to Husbandry; A New Orchard, and Garden. The first part includes a chapter on fishing and fishponds with a woodcut of a fishpond; the seond part includes several chapters on angling.

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M[ascall] (L[eonard]) A Booke of Fishing with

Lot 32: M[ascall] (L[eonard]) A Booke of Fishing with

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Description: M[ascall] (L[eonard]) A Booke of Fishing with Hooke and Line, reprinted from the edition of 1590, edited by Thomas Satchell, [one of fewer than 200 copies], woodcut illustrations, bookplate of Dodgson Hamilton Madden, contemporary roan-backed cloth, spine titled in gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, spine a little rubbed and faded, [Thacher p.348], small 4to, for W. Satchell & Co. by Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1884. An edition of 200 copies was intended, but a warehouse fire destroyed many copies (see Elkin Mathews advert in Dodd's "Fishing Rhymes", 1913), making this reprint extremely scarce.

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Description: [Cook (Charles Henry)], "John Bickerdyke". The Book of the All-Round Angler, number 26 of 201 large paper copies signed by the author and the publisher, 3 engraved plates on india paper and mounted, the first with marginal water-staining, illustrations, browned, notes and pasted-in cuttings at end, original morocco-backed cloth, gilt spine, t.e.g., others uncut, rubbed, spine faded, [Thacher p.55; W&S p.240], 1888; amd 3 others by the same, 8vo (4)

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Halford (Frederic M.) The Dry-Fly Man's Handbook,

Lot 34: Halford (Frederic M.) The Dry-Fly Man's Handbook,

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Description: Halford (Frederic M.) The Dry-Fly Man's Handbook, half-title, title in red and black, photogravure frontispiece and 40 plates, tissue guards, illustrations, original cloth, a little rubbed and marked, spine faded, 1913 § Mosely (Martin E.) The Dry-Fly Fisherman's Entomology, being a Supplement to Frederic M. Halford's The Dry-Fly Man's Handbook, photogravure frontispiece, 16 hand-coloured plates, original cloth wallet with flap, gilt, a fine copy in the original box (slightly foxed, split to one edge), 1921, first editions, [Thacher pp.234-235 & 367], 4to & 12mo (2)

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Taverner (Eric) and others. Trout Fishing from all

Lot 35: Taverner (Eric) and others. Trout Fishing from all

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Description: Taverner (Eric) and others. Trout Fishing from all Angles, first edition, number 59 of 375 de luxe copies signed by the principle author and with a collection of actual flies, Lonsdale Library vol.II, title in blue and black, tipped-in frontispiece and plates, illustrations, 30 dressed flies in sunken mount behind plastic at rear, with captioned tissue guard, mount slightly spotted, fine original blue morocco, gilt, spine gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, a little rubbed, spine faded and slightly worn at head, [Thacher p.498], large 8vo, Lonsdale Library, 1929.

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Walton (Izaak) & Charles Cotton. The Compleat

Lot 36: Walton (Izaak) & Charles Cotton. The Compleat

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Description: Walton (Izaak) & Charles Cotton. The Compleat Angler, second Major edition, engraved portrait frontispiece and 13 plates, extra-illustrated by the insertion of 24 related engraved plates, offsetting, some foxing or spotting, offsetting, original blind-stamped and gilt pictorial Gosden cloth, covers with central gilt image of Izaak Walton memorial stone and angler, gilt angling motifs to spine and corners, upper cover reattached, spine faded, corners a little worn, rubbed, [Coigney 25], 8vo, John Major, 1824.

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Blacker (William) Blacker's Art of Fly Making &c.;

Lot 37: Blacker (William) Blacker's Art of Fly Making &c.;

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Description: Blacker (William) Blacker's Art of Fly Making &c. Comprising Angling & Dyeing of Colours, hand-coloured engraved frontispiece of fly-fishing, engraved title and 20 plates including 17 finely hand-coloured plates of flies, tissue guards, very occasional spotting, bookplate of E.W.E.Siddall, original black morocco, gilt, spine gilt, a little rubbed, [Thacher pp.61-62; W&S p.33], 12mo, 1855. Originally issued as Art of Angling in 1842, and then in 1843 as Blacker's Art of Angling, but this is the first edition to include the detailed plates of flies.

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Blacker (William) Blacker's Art of Fly Making...,

Lot 38: Blacker (William) Blacker's Art of Fly Making...,

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Description: Blacker (William) Blacker's Art of Fly Making..., engraved frontispiece of fly-fishing (uncoloured), engraved title and 20 plates including 17 finely hand-coloured plates of flies, very occasional spotting, original blind-stamped green cloth, spine gilt, very slightly rubbed at edges, a little cockling to upper cover, [Thacher pp.61-62; W&S p.33], 12mo, 1855.

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Shirley (Thomas) The Angler's Museum; or, the

Lot 39: Shirley (Thomas) The Angler's Museum; or, the

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Description: Shirley (Thomas) The Angler's Museum; or, the Whole Art of Float and Fly Fishing, first edition, engraved portrait frontispiece, woodcut title-vignette of fish, portrait a little offset on title, lightly browned, ex-library copy with small ink and perforated stamps on title (across woodcut so fairly unobtrusive), modern crimson morocco with gilt rule border, by Frost & Co. of Bath, spine titled in gilt and with two raised bands, g.e., [ThacherW&S p.194], 12mo, for John Fielding, [1784]. The rare first edition. The portrait frontispiece shows "Mr. John Kirby, the celebrated angler", who was keeper of Newgate and died in 1804 at the age of 80.

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Lot 40: Angler's Note-Book and Naturalist's Record (The)

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Description: Angler's Note-Book and Naturalist's Record (The) [edited by Thomas Satchell], 2 vol. (Green and Yellow Series), plates and illustrations, some foxing, the first with engraved bookplate of J.E.Harting, the second with ink inscription of Rupert V.Cobb, vol.1 contemporary half morocco, gilt, t.e.g., rather rubbed, vol.2 original pictorial cloth, [Thacher pp.20-21; W&S pp. 10-11], 4to, 1880 & 1888. The Yellow Series contains a bibliography of angling books.

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Carroll (W.) The Angler's Vade Mecum, containing a

Lot 41: Carroll (W.) The Angler's Vade Mecum, containing a

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Description: Carroll (W.) The Angler's Vade Mecum, containing a descriptive account of the Water Flies..., first edition, half-title, 12 hand-coloured engraved plates, a little foxed and soiled, light water-staining to lower margin, contemporary dark blue straight-grain morocco, gilt, spine gilt, a little rubbed, corners and head of spine worn, [Thacher p.102; W&S pp.50-51], 8vo, Edinburgh, 1818. One of the earliest books with plates of flies in colour, containing 194 examples of natural flies arranged from May to September. A contemporary ink inscription on the front free endpaper notes, "July 28th I caught 7 Perch with an artificial fly called the red hackle and also 3 trout at ?Beactuef."

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Lot 42: [Locke (James)] Tweed and Don; or, Recollections

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Description: [Locke (James)] Tweed and Don; or, Recollections and Reflections of an Angler for the Last Fifty Years, second edition, wood-engraved frontispiece, light foxing, bookplates of Arthur E.Wilson-Browne and T.Spence, Edinburgh, 1860 § Rooper (George) Thames and Tweed, presentation copy from the author inscribed by him and another on half-title, [1875] § [Bertram (James)] The Border Angler: A Guide Book to the Tweed and its Tributaries..., folding map, Edinburgh, 1858 § Robertson (John) The Hand-Book of Angling for Scotland and the Border Counties, folding map, 1861 § Scrope (William) Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the River Tweed, third edition, frontispiece and additional vignette title (loose), plates and illustrations, bookplate of E.W.E.Siddall, 1885, original cloth, the first four pictorial gilt, rubbed, the first with spine a little worn and stained, 8vo (5)

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Lot 43: Knox (Dr. Robert) Fish and Fishing in the Lone

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Description: Knox (Dr. Robert) Fish and Fishing in the Lone Glens of Scotland, wood-engraved title vignette and illustrations, title foxed and soiled, first few leaves defective at lower outer corner (repaired), 1854 bound with [Ross (Campbell)], "Aliquis". Rambles in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, presentation copy from the author, advertisements, Glasgow, 1883, together 2 works in 1 vol., contemporary cloth § Franck (Richard) Northern Memoirs, calculated for the Meridian of Scotland; to which is added The Contemplative and Practical Angler, new edition, browned, bookplate of E.W.E.Siddall, contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked preserving old spine, Edinburgh, 1821 § Young (Andrew) The Angler and Tourist's Guide to the Rivers, Lakes, and Remarkable Places in the Northern Counties of Scotland, folding map, foxing, upper hinge weak, original pictorial cloth, gilt, Edinburgh, 1857 § Mac Vine (John) Sixty-Three Years' Angling from the Mountain Streamlet to the Mighty Tay, signature at head of title, advertisements at beginning and end, original cloth, spine faded, 1891, all rubbed, 8vo & 12mo (4)

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Lot 44: Davies (G.Christopher) Angling Idylls, 1876 §

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Description: Davies (G.Christopher) Angling Idylls, 1876 § Campbell (Lady Colin) A Book of the Running Brook: And of Still Waters, 1886 § Manley (J.J.) Notes on Fish and Fishing, 1877 § [Chatto (William Andrew)] "P.Fisher". The Angler's Souvenir, plates on india paper, some loose, wood-engraved text borders, London & New York, 1886 § Taylor (J. Paul) Fishing and Fishers, n.d., all in original cloth, rubbed; and 9 others, similar, 8vo and 4to (14)

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Salter (T.F.) The Angler's Guide, or Complete

Lot 45: Salter (T.F.) The Angler's Guide, or Complete

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Description: Salter (T.F.) The Angler's Guide, or Complete London Angler, containing the whole art of angling as practised in the Rivers Thames and Lea..., first edition, wood-engraved frontispiece and 2 plates, wood-engraved title-vignette and illustrations, lacking initial blank, contemporary ink inscription "Jno.Cheyney June 1818" on verso of frontispiece but obscured as laid down, cropped with loss to inscription to upper outer corner of title and one plate at fore-edge (head of plate), light spotting and soiling, modern half calf, spine gilt and faded, [Thacher p.441; W&S p.186], 8vo, for the Author by T. Tegg, 1814. Rare first edition of a work subsequently reprinted in numerous editions. Later editions dropped the word "London" from the title.

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Salter (T.F.) The Angler's Guide, second edition,

Lot 46: Salter (T.F.) The Angler's Guide, second edition,

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Description: Salter (T.F.) The Angler's Guide, second edition, large paper copy, wood-engraved frontispiece, 8 plates and 2 maps, wood-engraved title-vignette and illustrations, 6 additional engraved plates of fish by Carpenter, with additional leaf of explanation of angling apparatus bound before the three relevant plates and list of cuts/hooks bound at beginning instead of end, some foxing, light water-staining to upper margin of some plates, bookplate of John Gray, contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards, rubbed, joints split, [Thacher p.441; W&S p.186], 8vo, for the Author...by T. Tegg, 1815.

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Veniard (John) Fly Dressers' Guide, third edition,

Lot 47: Veniard (John) Fly Dressers' Guide, third edition,

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Description: Veniard (John) Fly Dressers' Guide, third edition, 1968; A Further Guide to Fly Dressing, reprint, 1965; Reservoir and Lake Flies, 1970; Fly-tying Problems and their answers, 1970; Fly-tying Development and Progress, 1972; Fly-Dressing Materials, 1977, all but the first two first editions, the first three signed and inscribed by the author to George Miskin, plates and illustrations, some colour, original cloth or boards, dust-jackets, the first two and last with slip-cases, 4to & 8vo (6)

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Lot 48: West (Leonard) The Natural Trout Fly and its

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Description: West (Leonard) The Natural Trout Fly and its Imitation, 1921 § [Bowker (Fred)], "Kingfisher". Trout-Flies, 1938 § Pryce-Tannatt (T.E.) How to Dress Salmon Flies, 1914 § Williams (A.Courtney) Trout Flies, 1932 § Bates, Jnr. (J.D.) Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, Harrisburg, Pa., 1966 § Walker (C.F.) Lake Flies and their Imitation, 1960 § Goddard (John) Trout Flies of Stillwater, 1969, first editions, plates and illustrations, some colour, occasional spotting, original cloth or boards, the last five with dust-jackets, the first two frayed; and c.45 others on flies and fly-tying, a few pamphlets, 4to & 8vo (c.50)

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Lot 49: Lonsdale Library (The) of Sports, Games &

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Description: Lonsdale Library (The) of Sports, Games & Pastimes, vol.II, IV, X, XII, XVII, XX, XXIV & XXVI, plates and illustrations, some foxing, original cloth, dust-jackets, rubbed, spines browned, one torn, 8vo, v.d. (8) Comprising: Trout Fishing from all Angles; Fine Angling for Coarse Fish; Salmon Fishing; Anthology of Sporting Prose & Verse, Sea Fishing; Game Birds, Beasts & Fishes; River Management; The Keeper's Book.

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[Brookes (Richard)] The Art of Angling, third

Lot 50: [Brookes (Richard)] The Art of Angling, third

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Description: [Brookes (Richard)] The Art of Angling, third edition "with great Improvements", engraved frontispiece, woodcut illustrations, 5pp. advertisements at end, note in pencil at foot of frontispiece, a little soiled, modern bookplate of E.W.F. Siddall, contemporary mottled sheep, worn, [Thacher pp.83-84; W&S pp.42-43], 12mo, for T.Lowndes, 1770.

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