HOFLAND, T.C. The British Angler's Manual, or, the art of angling in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland… H.G. Bohn 1848.
8vo. Original green cloth, gilt vignette to front, gilt lettering and decoration to spine; pp. xxxii + 448, 23 plates including several after the author's own paintings, numerous text illustrations; spine sunned, very good. Provenance: presentation copy inscribed by the editor Edward Jesse. Previous owner's bookplate to ffep.
New edition, greatly enlarged by Edward Jesse.. Hofland (1777-1843) was a noted landscape painter whose first love was fishing; this combined passion is reflected in this lavishly illustrated book.