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    Sale 5310

    The Sporting Sale

    1 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 92


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    The Art of Angling. M. Swinney, Birmingham, [for] G.G.J. and J. Robinson, London, J. Holl, Worcester, M. Luckman, Coventry, 1788. 8°, engraved frontispiece, final advertisement leaf (frontispiece repaired at inner margin), uncut in later morocco-backed marbled boards. A reworking by Charles Bowlker of Richard Bowlker's The Art of Angling Improved. Westwood & Satchell p. 39.

    [DAVY, Humphrey]. Salmonia: or Days of Fly Fishing. London: John Murray, 1828. 8°, 3 plates, one folding, wood-engraved illustrations, after the author (occasional marginal spotting or staining), original grey boards, paper spine label (spine worn). FIRST EDITION. Westwood & Satchell p. 77.

    WILSON, James [& A.K. KILLMISTER]. The Rod and the Gun. Being two treatises on angling and shooting. Edinburgh: A. & C. Black, 1840. 8°, engraved frontispiece and 8 plates, wood-engravings in text (frontispiece slightly detached, plates spotted at margins, occasional marginal stains or soil marks to text), original cloth, uncut (rubbed, spine faded and slightly stained). FIRST EDITION THUS. Wilson's angling treatise, which originally appeared in the 8th edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica, ends with a bibliography. Westwood & Satchell p. 242: "much above the ordinary level as a manual"; Chute 679. With 12 others on angling, including the 1912 second edition of P.D. Malloch's Life History and Habits of the Salmon. (15)

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    Pre-Lot Text

    III. Shooting and Angling