[BLAKEY, Robert]. Palmer HACKLE, Esq. Hints On Angling, with suggestions for angling excursions in France and Belgium, to which are appended some brief notices of the English, Scottish, and Irish waters. W.W. Robinson. 1846.
8vo. Original brown cloth, blocked in blind to sides, gilt lettering to spine; pp. xvi + 339; previous owner's signature to front pastedown and small label to ffep, very good.
First edition. Blakey was not just a fishing writer, he was also a Chartist agitator whose public defence of civil disobedience in his newspaper The Northern Liberator caused him to be arrested. He fled to France where he immersed himself in the history of philosophy and in the quieter pursuit of angling, hence the continental setting of most of this book.