Near and Far

SENIOR, William. Near and Far.

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SENIOR, William. Near and Far. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 1888.

8vo. Original khaki cloth decorated in red, green and black; pp.xvi + 304 + [32, ads.]; black ink splashes to spine, otherwise very good.
First edition. This little fishing book is a series of angling sketches expanded from newspaper and journal articles by the author William Senior, or his pen name "Red Spinner". The distinctive yellow covers and illustrated boards, in addition to the blind stamp of W.H Smiths & Sons on the front free endpaper, suggest that this is a late example of a 'yellow-back' book, a format originated to sell sensational fiction at railway stations, but which had evolved to encompass many other genres by the end of the 19th century.