DAVY, Sir Humphry. Salmonia: or days of fly fishing. In a series of conversations with some account of the habits of fishes belonging to the genus Salmo. John Murray. 1869.
8vo. Contemporary blue cloth, gilt roundel to front, gilt lettering to spine; pp. xvi + 305 + [2, ads.], occasional text illustrations; spine darkened, very good.
Fifth edition. First published anonymously, this is the polymathic Davy's only contribution to the literature of fishing and the last work he published before his death. It combines acute observations of salmon together with philosophical discussions presented as a series of conversations between four friends.