"If a fish is at large on the bank…disregard clothes and dignity and hurl yourself upon it."
ROBERTSON, N.K. Thrifty Salmon Fishing. London, Herbert Jenkins, [n.d.]
8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt title to spine, with dust wrapper; pp.224; a good copy with some light spotting to fore edge, dust wrapper worn at the spine with light fading and some chipping in places.
First edition. An attempt to open up the art of angling to a wider audience, with tips on engaging with the sport without the conventionally large expenditure. The author has a habit of getting sidetracked into peculiar stories, which the cartoonist illustrator leaps on with glee, leading to some odd illustrations captioned things like "putting a thin ghost into a grease bath".