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Aflalo F.G. Fishermen's Weather. By Upwards Of One Hundred Living Anglers.
Adam & Charles Black, 1906 First Edition 256pp, darkening to spine, very slight mark on front boards, small crack to back hinge, rear endpaper has small piece missing, Good. Some expressions of opinion of wind and weather in their bearing on sport, with over a hundred anglers expressing their o (Book ref. 45880) £23.00
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Hutchinson, Horace G. Fishing. Second Volume. (The 'Country Life' Library of Sport).
Pondon. Country Life. "Library of Sport" series. No date, (1904). Volume 2 only, (of 2). Hardback. Large 8vo.,23.5x15 cms. Pp.,xiii,445. Frontis, 110 photo plates, text illustrations. Publishers red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and cover. End papers slightly darkened. All plates are bright and unmarked, but there is some very light foxing to text pages, though confined to the margins. Else pages all clean. Book free of inscriptions. Edges of text block are age darkened. Sound binding. The book was issued with a separate blank leaf at each end, additional to the free end papers. Here, the front free end paper is lacking, but the blank is present. Covers with light rub to spine ends and tips. Book in VG condition. - .##. - Aspects covered include; sea and fresh water fish, tarpons, pike, perch, carp, bream, tench, boats, rods, tackle, records, tales, fables, bait, fishing from shore, beach, piers, etc. - .##. - We specialise in Scholarly Books.. . . **. Business Est. 1970. (Book ref. 9234) £22.00
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William Morris Terlizzick (b.1817), hairdresser and fishing tackle maker, Devonport and Plymouth [Victorian angling; fly fishing]: Autograph Letter Signed ('W. Terlizzick') from William Morris Terlizzick, Devonport hairdresser and fishing tackle maker, inviting 'Captn. Devon' to try out his 'good made peal [sic] Flys and firm Tied ones'. With one of the flies, on a gut line.
9 July 1862; 'Golden Perch | Devonport'. 12mo, 1 p. On bifolium. Thirteen lines of text. Clear and complete. Fair, on aged and creased paper, with slight rust marking from hooks. Semi-literate, and redolent of the area and period. He asks Devon (not Captain Thomas Barker Devon, RN, who had died in 1846) to 'pardon the Liberty I have taken in writen [sic]' to him. He knows 'the Great difficulty that Gentlemen have in Getting good made peal [sic] Flys and firm Tied ones', and is enclosing 'a few of my Own Making & you will Greatly Oblidge me by your Trying of them'. Should they 'Answer' Devon's 'Rivers' Terlizzick would 'take it a favour by your forwarding me a report of tthe same'. The pearl fly is loosely inserted in the centre of the bifolium, its rusty hook matching one of the rust marks on the paper. Little is to be discovered concerning Terlizzick, except that he operated both parts of his business at 18 Union Street, Plymouth, in 1852. (Book ref. 10880) £125.00
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Wade (Claude F) EXMOOR STREAMS. Notes and Jottings, with Practical Hints for Anglers.
Chatto & Windus, London: James G. Commin, Exeter: 1903. With numerous illustrations. 160 + [vi]pp, couple of small spots to the original buckram, name in ink to front endpaper. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include SOMERSET - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-2760) £45.00
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ST. JOHN (C).: A Tour in Sutherlandshire with Extracts from the Field-Books of a Sportsman and Naturalist. GOOD WORKING SET IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING
John Murray, 1849 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with engraved frontispieces (original tissue guards present) and 8 engraved plates (all original tissue guards present), first twenty leaves of second volume (including endpapers, frontispiece, title and first plate) heavily damp-marked; original green ribbed cloth, upper boards elaborately framed in blind enclosing hooded falcon on block perch all in gilt, gilt backs, uncut, covers damp-marked (first volume moderately, second volume heavily) but still a good, tight, working set of a scarce work in wholly un restored publisher's binding. With the fine nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate of Henry Ashworth James on front paste-downs (bookplate in second volume damp-marked). With 16pp publisher's catalogue (date January 1849) bound in at end of second volume. A perfectly sound working set of a scarce sporting classic. Anderson, p.412; Westwood & Satchell p.185. (Book ref. 19529) £80.00
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Parker, Eric, Bazley, J.H.R. & others: Fine Angling for Coarse Fish
London: Seeley, Service, 1968 Reprint. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 352pp. With 159 illustrations including b&w photos in plates. Lonsdale Library series Vol. IV. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Light tanning to cover and page edges. Jacket spine tanned and titles faded, light edge wear. (Book ref. 20513) £22.00
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Oglesby, Arthur: Reeling In.
Marlborough: The Crowood Press, 1988 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 160pp. With excellent colour photos in plates. Autobiography of leading salmon angler. Fine in Fine protected jacket. (Book ref. 20512) £11.00
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Official Guide to Connacht ( Connaught )
Dublin: Irish Tourist Association. Not dated (possibly c.1948 ?). Illustrated, tall 12mo, pp 176, paperback, very slightly worn. [Includes Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon, together with notes on angling facilities. From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter]. (Book ref. 006899) £5.00
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William Senior Pike and Perch
London: Longmans, Green, & Co, 1900. Half-Leather. Very Good. Green half-calf with green cloth, stamped Junior Institutional Club at foot of spine, some edge wear and rubbing to corners, 279pp, illustrated by George Roller and from photographs, with chapters by John Bickerdyke and W H Pope and on Cookery by Alexander Innes Shand, a volume in the Fur, Feather and Fin series. (Book ref. 015754) £48.00
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William Cathrall: The history of Oswestry, comprising the British, Saxon, Norman and English eras; the topography of the borough, and its ecclesiastical and civic history, with notices of botany, geology, statistics, angling and biography.
Oswestry: George Lewis, [1855]. First edition (hardback). 8vo, [xvi], 294pp. Frontispiece, 11 plates, text illustrations. Original brown cloth spine, yellow printed paper-covered boards. Boards somewhat rubbed, corners of boards worn, contents VG. Overall, this copy is in good condition. (Book ref. 14793) £30.00
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WILSON,JOHN**: CATCH ROACH,RUDD & DACE[THE ANGLING TIMES LIBRARY].
LONDON.BOXTREE,1992.. Illustrated by illus by David Batten.. UK,slim 8vo s/back original,1st edn.. Colour,photographic wraps.. NFINE./No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.. Slim 8vo. 185283935X. UK, slim 8vo s/back original, 1st edn.NFINE.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, colour photographic illustrated wraps, unread (?) - no reading creases to spine/backstrip, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and pristine.Slim 8vo, 9-128pp [paginated] includes, 7 chapters, profuse b/w diagrams by David Batten, colour photographs throughout the text and the book, an index, plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, scenic colour photographic frntis, contents list/table, and author intro. John Wilson is Britain's top angler, fishing writer and presenter of the Go Fishing television series.He brings his usual enthusiasm, energy and experience to this indispensable guide, providing all the advice and information you need to get more out of fishing. Essential advice for the novice and experienced angler alike.Detailed analysis of the fish's habitat, behaviour and feeding habits.A comprehensive study of the best baits and how to use them.Rigs and techniques for all conditions fully explained.Illustrated with over 80 full-colour photographs and clear diagrams. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja29618) £12.00
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WILSON,JOHN**: CATCH CHUB.[THE ANGLING TIMES LIBRARY.]
LONDON.BOXTREE,1991.. Illustrated by illus by David Batten.. UK,slim 8vo s/back original,1st edn.. Colour,photographic wraps.. NMINT./No dw/dj,as issued,wraps.. Slim 8vo. 1852839554. UK, slim 8vo s/back original, 1st edn.NMINT.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, colour photographic illustrated wraps - wrapped+protected from day of issue and purchase, unread and new - with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+ fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and pristine.Slim 8vo, 10-127pp [paginated] includes 6 chapters, profuse b/w diagrams by David Batten, colour photographs throughout the text and the book, an index, plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, author colour portrait photographic frntis, contents list/table, acknowledgements and author intro. John Wilson is Britain's top angler, fishing writer and presenter of the Go Fishing television series.He brings his usual enthusiasm, energy and experience to this indispensable guide, providing all the advice and information you need to get more out of fishing. Essential advice for the novice and experienced angler alike.Detailed analysis of the fish's habitat, behaviour and feeding habits.A comprehensive study of the best baits and how to use them.Rigs and techniques for all conditions fully explained.Illustrated with over 80 full-colour photographs and clear diagrams. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja29608) £15.00
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BUDWORTH,GEOFFREY: THE HAMLYN BOOK OF KNOTS.
LONDON.HAMLYN,1997.. UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. Qrto. 0600591948. UK, Qrto HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Crisp, glossy, laminated, colour photographic illustrated dw/dj with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Minisculely bumped with miniscule, with reciprocal creases to head of spine/ backstrip and only one corner minisculely bumped.Top+fore-edges bright and pristine, contents bright, tight and pristine.Unblemished, charcoal-grey paper-covered bds with white ink printed letters+knot silhouette to upper bd+spine/backstrip with immaculate, two-colour, knot photographic eps.Qrto, 6-160pp includes double-page, two-tone colour, knot photographic half-title+title pages, contents list/table, directory of knots, author introduction, 5 chapters/sections each with double-page monochrome photographic separators, profuse two-colour diagrams, glossary, biblio, the international Guild of Knot Tyers and an index. We all use knots, whether scaling the heights of great mountains, sailing across empty expanses of ocean or tying up shoe laces and parcels.'The Hamlyn Book of Knots' is the ultimate knot book, providing easy-to-follow expert instruction in how to tie over 80 of the world's most useful knots.Firstly a directory uses distinctive symbols in an at-a-glance key to the applications of every knot, from the Alpine Butterfly to the Zeppelin Bend.These symbols are featured on every page throughout the book to enable easy cross-reference between sections.Next, a comprehensive introduction contains essential background information on ropes and lines, and a thorough examination of terms and techniques.The book is divided into five sections - boating and sailing, outdoor pursuits, caving and climbing, angling and fishing, and house and home - to help you choose the best knot for your needs. Every entry contains information on the history of the knot and a description of its most common uses. Colour illustrations guide you step-by-step through the stages of tying each knot correctly, efficiently and safely.Invaluable reference for both the novice knot-tyer - looking to be competent quickly - and old hands - wishing to expand their expertise - 'The Hamlyn Book of Knots' is the perfect companion to the world of rope and knot-tying.The author is the co-founder of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, founded in 1982.He is an occasional broadcaster and consultant on knot-tying, and a frequent contributor to the quarterly journal Knotting Matters. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja27547) £14.99
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HARTLEY,J.R**: FLY FISHING:Memories of Angling Days.
LONDON.STANLEY PAUL & CO LTD.,1993.. Illustrated by illus by Patrick Benson.. UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. Slim 8vo. 009177909X. UK, slim 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn thus.[First published by Stanley & Co Ltd., 1991, reprinted several times each subsequent year, this is 1st edn of 1991.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated brown+white line illustrated upper wrap by Patrick Benson; with colour portrait photograph of Norman Lumsden, [the Yellow Pages ad-man who turned the J.R. Hartley character into a national celebrity with advertiser/sponsor's Yellow Pages logo superimposed to one corner], with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present - minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing to head+foot of spine/backstrip.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight and near pristine, no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Dw/dj design repeated to cream glossy, laminated bds with red letters to upper bd+ spine/backstrip with immaculate, plain white eps.8vo, 9-127pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages, b/w line illus frntis - design repeated from upper wrap dw/dj - 9 chapters, b/w line illus chapter head-pieces and 6 full-page b/w line illus all by Patrick Benson, throughout the text and book. J.R.Hartley's best-known catch to date is the public imagination.But here are his elusive fishing recollections told in a series of sometimes vividly comic chronological cameos, ranging over period and location - from Yorkshire schooldays in the early 1930's, through memorable outings on chalk stream, spate river and loch, to a startling conclusion half a lifetime later on a Scottish summer night. Complemented by his protege Patrick Benson's evocative illustrations, and with his angling expertise lightly threaded throughout, J.R.'s story will touch every fly fisherman's experience.But it is a book, too, that will appeal to everyone, even those who have never held a rod, for the engaging portrait that emerges of the ultimate reluctant hero. J.R.Hartley became a celebrity during the televised hunt for his elusive book on fly fishing.When the work was finally run to ground, it emerged as a number one seller.In it the author made it known that he was a doctor's son, he taught at a boy's preparatory school in Dorset, where he had a combative relationship with the bursar, was married with one daughter, and was a lifelong habitue of chalk stream and salmon river, the self-effacing hero of the fishing lodge, the underdog that usually got the last bite A sound, clean copy of an now out-of-print hardback book.See also, previous+following sequential, alpha-numeric book ID's [i.e.rja2659/7 + rja2661/7], for others of author's other titles/ edns. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja26607) £25.00
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HARTLEY,J.R**: FLY FISHING:Memories of Angling Days.
LONDON.STANLEY PAUL & CO LTD.,1993.. Illustrated by illus by Patrick Benson.. UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st reprint thus.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. Slim 8vo. 0091751926. UK, slim 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st reprint thus.[First published by Stanley & Co Ltd., 1991, reprinted 4 times same year, reprinted 1992 three times, and this is 1st reprint of 1993.The book was also first published by Limited Editions in 1991.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated brown+white line illustrated upper wrap by Patrick Benson; with colour portrait photograph of Norman Lumsden, [the Yellow Pages ad-man who turned the J.R. Hartley character into a national celebrity with advertiser/sponsor's Yellow Pages logo superimposed to one corner], with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present - minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing to head of spine/backstrip.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight and pristine - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Unblemished, publisher's original, dark brown cloth bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip with immaculate, matt dark brown eps.8vo, 9-127pp[ paginated] includes half-title+title pages, b/w line illus frntis - design repeated from upper wrap dw/dj - 9 chapters, b/w line illus chapter head-pieces and 6 full-page b/w line illus all by Patrick Benson, throughout the text and book. J.R. Hartley's best-known catch to date is the public imagination.But here are his elusive fishing recollections told in a series of sometimes vividly comic chronological cameos, ranging over period and location - from Yorkshire schooldays in the early 1930's, through memorable outings on chalk stream, spate river and loch, to a startling conclusion half a lifetime later on a Scottish summer night. Complemented by his protege Patrick Benson's evocative illustrations, and with his angling expertise lightly threaded throughout, J.R.'s story will touch every fly fisherman's experience.But it is a book, too, that will appeal to everyone, even those who have never held a rod, for the engaging portrait that emerges of the ultimate reluctant hero. J.R. Hartley became a celebrity during the televised hunt for his elusive book on fly fishing.When the work was finally run to ground, it emerged as a number one seller.In it the author made it known that he was a doctor's son, he taught at a boy's preparatory school in Dorset, where he had a combative relationship with the bursar, was married with one daughter, and was a lifelong habitue of chalk stream and salmon river, the self-effacing hero of the fishing lodge, the underdog that usually got the last bite.A sound, clean copy of an now out-of-print hardback book.See also, the two following sequential, alpha-numeric book ID's [i.e. rja2660/7 + rja2661/7], for other of author's titles/edns. (Book ref. rja26597) £12.00
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JESSE,EDWARD,Esq.,F.L.S**: An Angler's Rambles.**
LONDON.JOHN VAN VOORST,1836.. UK,8vo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn.. Hardback.. VG./No dw/dj,as issued.. 8vo. No ISBN. UK, 8vo HB, no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn..VG.No owner inscrptn, but a b/w illustrated armorial bookplate [Mount Edgcumbe Library] with ink numerical, library location/place information, pasted to front pastedown - NO other library marks or indications to the book.Publisher's original blind stamped/ tooled, decorated bds and bd's edges/borders, originally purple/mauve cloth bds - now faded, with passage of time, to a brown colour/shade.Generally clean with negligible shelf-wear, bumping or rubbing, to edges and corners - no nicks, tears or fraying - a solid sound copy.Head+foot of spine/ backstrip minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing with bright, stamped gilt title-block and decoration.Top edge darkened (coloured originally?), fore-edges aged but cleaner and untrimmed, contents bright, tight and clean with minimal foxing and no hinge cracking.Book is very lightly cocked.8vo, 2-318pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages, fishing club, Walton and Cotton Club medal - mottoed "Dum Capimus Capimur", b/w engraved illustrated dedication page, the dedicatee [Walter Campbell, of Islay, M.P.] being the President of said fishing club, author preface, 4 b/w engraving/illus interspersed through the text and book, an index and publisher's 2pp adverts to rear. Although not a manual, a book of anecdotes about various characters etc, Jesse encountered on his angling adventures throughout his life.Essays, pieces on Thames fishing, fly-fishing, Gudgeon, Roach, Barbel, Pike, Salmon, Trout, Grayling fishing, fishing tackle, various other fishing clubs, various places and peole encountered; also a section on "The Village Cricket Club". Across the water from the historic city of Plymouth lies the great Cornish House of Mount Edgcumbe. The house was built between 1547 and 1553 for the renowned Edgcumbe family of Cotehele and became the home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. For the first time in England a house was built to take advantage of the wonderful situation and views rather than as a defensive house built around a courtyard.The banqueting hall adjoining the house was damaged in the Civil War, and the house was to see many changes to its structure over the years, none more dramatic than in 1941, when the house was gutted by enemy action.1958 saw the beginning of reconstruction, when the 6th Earl restored the house to its original 16th century proportions. In 1971 the house together with 865 acres was sold to Cornwall County and Plymouth City Councils. It has been open to the general public on a regular basis since 1988. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the weight of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja26287) £125.00
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CHAPMAN (A) and W.J. BUCK.: Wild Spain (Espana Agreste). Records of Sport with Rifle, Rod and Gun, Natural History and Exploration. IN FULL MOROCCO
Gurney & Jackson, 1893 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with 51 plates, numerous photographs and wood-engraved illustrations in the text and a double-page map in blue and black, some very light and largely neglible browning to a few leaves; handsomely bound in dark red full morocco, back gilt with raised bands, uncut, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With the fine nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate of Henry Ashworth James on front paste-down, and 4pp publishers' catalogue bound in at end. A lovely copy of a field sports classic. Chapman and Buck describe in detail over two decades' field sports in a Spain long passed into history. (Book ref. 19498) £410.00
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MACKILLOP J. , EDWARDS Lionel: LETTERS TO YOUNG SPORTSMEN On Hunting Angling And Shooting
Country Life, 1930. Revised & enlarged edn. 4to. Original brown cloth (bright VG), no dustwrapper. Pp. vii + 227 (no inscriptions), with b&w illus. (Book ref. 56471) £9.50
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Lockhart, Sir Robert Bruce MY ROD MY COMFORT
London, Dropmore Press 1949 LIMITED EDITION - Inscribed presentation copy from the author. No. 312 of 550 copies. 4to. Bound in quarter white vellum over green buckram, lettered and decorated in gold and with gilt top edge. Hand made cream wove paper. 75pp. Frontispiece and four full-page wood engravings by J. Gaastra. A VERY GOOD COPY. (Shelf 4) (Book ref. 34538) £130.00
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Goddard, John & Clarke, Brian The Trout and the Fly: A New Approach
London: Ernest Benn, 1980. First Edition. Hard back. Good Plus/Good Plus. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall (Book ref. 28183) £16.00
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