The Tale of A Wye Fisherman

GILBERT, H.A. The Tale of A Wye Fisherman.

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GILBERT, H.A. The Tale of A Wye Fisherman. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1929.

8vo. Original blue cloth, titled in blind to upper cover and gilt to spine; pp. viii, 160, 8 (advertisements); a little occasional foxing, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. A collection of tales and anecdotes relating to fishing on the River Wye, which forms a significant part of the border between England and Wales. Large swathes of the book record the superhuman efforts made by concerned anglers and early conservationists to protect the ecosystem of the wye from overfishing and other dangers precipitated by an accelerating population.