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. 1828.
8vo. Contemporary patterned green cloth, gilt lettering to spine; pp. viii + 273, occasional text illustrations; very good.
First edition. 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.