HENDERSON, William. Notes and Reminiscences of My Life As An Angler. Printed by Spottiswoode & Co for author, 1876.
8vo. Original sienna cloth,gilt lettering to spine; pp.xiv + 324; , with printed presentation slip "From WM. HENDERSON,/ Villa Muller,/ Herdweg/ Stuttgart,/ WURTEMBURG", portrait of author tipped in to frontispiece, 5 plates; very good. Provenance: bookplate of Michael Tomkinson (1841-1921), Franche Hall, Worcestershire, to front pastedown. Michael, possibly to original recipient of this copy, was a wealthy carpet maker who bought the hall and most of the surrounding village of Franche in 1887. The hall was demolished after his death in 1924, being too large to find a buyer.
First edition, for private circulation only. Tales from the life of William Henderson, including the exploits of his angling career, and those of his family and friends. Released in a trade edition in 1879 due to popular demand (or so was claimed by the author).