The Book of the Pike. A Practical Treatise on the Various
The Book of the Pike. A Practical Treatise on the Various
The Book of the Pike. A Practical Treatise on the Various

CHOLMONDELEY-PENNELL, H. The Book of the Pike. A Practical Treatise on the Various Methods of Jack Fishing; with an Analysis of the Tackle Employed-the History of the Fish, &c…

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CHOLMONDELEY-PENNELL, H. The Book of the Pike. A Practical Treatise on the Various Methods of Jack Fishing; with an Analysis of the Tackle Employed-the History of the Fish, &c., also a Chapter on Spinning for Trout in Lakes and Rivers. Frederick Warne. [1870].

8vo. Original red cloth, gilt rules to front, gilt lettering to spine; pp. xvi + 254 + [2, ads.], colour frontispiece, 8 plates, text illustrations; a very nice copy.Provenance: inscribed by the author to H.J. Davidson. Bookplate of angling book collector F.R. Ohlson to front pastedown.
Second edition. According to the author, this is the first English work, excepting two "brochures" including Nobbes, which is devoted exclusively to pike fishing. Hampton's bibliography states a monochrome frontispiece, rather than colour.

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