"EPHEMERA". [FITZGIBBON, Edward]. The Book of the Salmon: in two parts. Longman, Brown. 1850.
12mo. Original brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine; pp. xvi + 242 + 2 [ads.] + 24 [publisher's catalogue], 9 plates (8 hand coloured);previous owner's signature to flyleaf, pp. xi-xii roughly opened with loss to edge, occasional light spotting, very good.
First edition. Fitzgibbon was a friend of his fellow Irishman the tackle maker William Blacker, and was an ambitious angling writer. This was the first comprehensive guide to the salmon to be written and is rightly prized for the quality of the plates, printed by the Adlards, as well as for the clear, authoritative text.
Westwood & Satchell p. 86.