The Art of Angling
The Art of Angling

[BROOKES, Richard]. The Art of Angling.

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[BROOKES, Richard]. The Art of Angling. W. Lowndes.1790.

12mo. Nineteenth century full brown calf sometime rebacked preserving , spine with gilt rules and centre tools, red morocco gilt lettering piece; pp. [viii] + 268, engraved frontispiece and woodcut illustrations of the various fish available in Great Britain; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, a little browning with loss to bottom corners of last few leaves, generally very good.
Seventh edition of one of the best-known eighteenth century English books on angling. The book was "improved with additions" in 1766 and then often reprinted. In his preface, the author acknowledges his debt to Willughby's Historia Piscium.