LACY, G.H. The Angler's Handbook for India, Being The North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook; Thoroughly Revised and Corrected up to Date, with Several New Chapters by Dr. E. Cretin, Bengal Medical Service. Calcutta: W. Newman & Co., 1905.
8vo. Original light-brown cloth, titled in gilt on spine and upper cover, surmountng on the upper cover a centrally-placed vignette of a Mahseer; [vi] + pp. 332 (+ 5pp. Index. + 8pp. unused "Angler's Diary", with a lithographed frontispiece of a "Mahser [sic] - Barbus Tor", 10 lithographed plates, each with multiple images, of Angling Equipment, and 9pp. of local Angling-Related adverts. at rear), with 10 lithographed plates, each with multiple images, of Angling Equipment, similar illustrations throughout, a large folding map (26 in. high x 31 in. wide [66 cm. x 79 cm.]) bound in at the front - as called for - entitled: "North Punjab Fishing Club: Angler's Map, Shewing [sic] River Systems of The Northern Punjab, Jummoo, & Kashmir; Taking Rawalpindi as a Fishing Centre", and 5 other slightly smaller folding lithographed maps, recording in detail: "Tangrot (The Island [indicated] has disappeared"; "Fishing Map of The River Mahl, Poonch Territory"; "Fishing Map of Rivers Near Sialcote"; "[The Route of] The Giri River"; and "Kumaon Anglers' Map. Prepared for N.P. Fishing Club 1887"; occasional spotting htroughout, 6 or 7 neatly applied ink-stamps thoughout, recording the book's provenance as: "W. Wilson, Chemist, Rawalpindi & Murree", and several neatly repiared tears to creases in the maps, very good.
Fourth edition ("Thoroughly Revised and Corrected up to Date, with Several New Chapters and Additional Information by Dr. E. Cretin, Bengal Medical Services"). Rare. Preface: "Fishing in India, when generally spoken about, refers as a rule to The Mahseer, and it is about this fish that the following notes are intended to apply: - The Mahseer takes the lead among Indian Fish, much in the same way as - only in even perhaps a greater proportion than - The Salmon does in Great Britain … "