The Art of Angling... Now Improved with Additions, and formed into a Dictionary. In Two Parts.

The Art of Angling... Now Improved with Additions, and formed into a Dictionary. In Two Parts.
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London: Printed for T. Lowndes, in Fleet Street, MDCCLXVI [1766]. 12mo, viii, 293, (11, ads) pp. Engraved frontispiece, woodcut headpiece, tailpiece, and numerous in-text illustrations of aquatic life. Full early calf rebacked, backstrip ruled and lettered in gilt, covers with gilt fillet. Calf a little worn, endpapers stained, a clean and pleasant copy with the early bookplate of Christopher Jeaffreson. Very good. The expanded edition of a popular guide first published in 1740. The full title is as excellent a summary as any of the book’s wide scope: “The Art of Angling... [Part I] Containing an Account of Fish, and Fish-Ponds: A new Art of Fly-Making: The new Laws that concern Angling: The secret Ways of catching Fish by Ointments, Pastes, and other Arts: Directions how to procure Baits, and for making all Sorts of Fish-Tackle, with the surest Method of finding Sport, &c. [Part II.] Of the great Whale, and Whale-Fishery; the devouring Shark; the amphibious Turtle; the luscious Turbot and Sole; with Flying Fish, Sea-Devil, and other extraordinary Productions of the Sea. Likewise a Natural History of the Inhabitants of the Salt Water, and the various Methods of Rock and Sea-Fishing. Illustrated with one hundred and thirty-five cuts, exactly describing the different Kinds of Fish that are found in the Fresh or Salt Waters. The whole forming a sportsman’s magazine; And comprizing all that is curious and valuable in The Art of Angling. ESTC T139117. (Item Id: 109277)

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