WILLIAMSON, John. The British Angler.

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WILLIAMSON, John. The British Angler. J. Hodges. 1740.

Small 8vo. Soemtime rebound in half tan calf, marbled boards, spine with gilt centre tools and brown morocco gilt lettering pieces, marbled endpapers; p. viii + 318 + [8], frontispiece and 3 folding plates; slight rubbing to extremities, spine slightly sunned, very good.
First edition. A good manual, divided into three main sections, the first of which deals with the angler's apparatus, the second contains a description of the various sorts of fish, and the third covers the whole practice of angling. An appendix covers fish ponds, the laws of angling, and the dressing of fish.
Westwood & Satchell p. 241.