STUART, Hamish. The Book of the Sea Trout. London, Jonathan Cape, 1952.
8vo. Original green cloth, with beige dust wrapper titled in green; pp.286; a few sporadic nicks to the dust wrapper, but overall a very good copy.
First edition thus. Originally published posthumously in 1917, the Book of the Sea Trout carried with it the author's controversy - in life, he drew fire from some fishing authorities for his view on loch fishing and other irregularities. After publication, the book was revised by Stuart's friend Rafael Sabatini, who edited and updated the book during his lifetime. Sabatini expressed a wish in his final days for the book to be published again, resulting in this 1952 edition, the culmination of two lives of fishing research.