BROOKES, Richard. The Art of Angling, Rock and Sea-Fishing: with the Natural History of River, Pond, and Sea-Fish. T. Lowndes. 1770.
12mo. Contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands; pp. viii + 299 + [5, index], numerous text illustrations; manuscript notes to ffep, ink spots to binding but a very good copy.
Third 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.