FROM NOVICE TO ANGLING ARTIST

The gentleman angler: containing short, plain, and easy instructions, whereby the most ignorant beginner may, in a short time, become a perfect artist in angling ... To which is added, a treatise concerning Thames fishing ... Together with an appendix, containing the method of rock and sea fishing ... By a gentleman, who has made angling his diversion upwards of twenty-eight years. The second edition, with large additions.

London, for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, 1736.

12mo, pp. [2], vi, 200, [8, index and publishers’ advertisements]; woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces; occasional light foxing/browning; a very good copy in 19th-century half calf over marbled boards; rebacked with gilt lettering-piece laid down.

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The gentleman angler: containing short, plain, and easy instructions, whereby the most ignorant beginner may, in a short time, become a perfect artist in angling ... To which is added, a treatise concerning Thames fishing ... Together with an appendix, containing the method of rock and sea fishing ... By a gentleman, who has made angling his diversion upwards of twenty-eight years. The second edition, with large additions.

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Second, enlarged edition (first 1726) of this delightful work on angling, ‘the most perfect and compleat of any that has hitherto appeared in print’ (Preface), including instructions for making ‘infallible bait’, ‘the angler’s song’, ‘the laws of angling’, a glossary of angling terms, and recipes for fish dishes. A third edition appeared c.1743.

ESTC T63918 (recording 3 copies in the UK and 5 in the US); Westwood & Satchell pp. 104-105.

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