The Compleat Troller, or, The Art of Trolling. With a description of all the utensils, instruments, tackling, and materials requisite thereto: with rules and directions how to use them. London: T. James for Tho. Holder, 1682. Small 8vo, 2 woodcut illustrations, final leaf with contents on recto and advertisments on verso. (Some light soiling throughout, margins a little cropped.) Contemporary calf (extremities lightly rubbed, spine very rubbed). Provenance: old signature on front endpaper -- note on how to make an artificial fly (14 lines in old manuscript on pastedown).

FIRST EDITION. 'The author of this treatise is commonly called "the father of all trollers" -- this is the first book to treat of the subject at large' (Pforzheimer). A counterfeit edition was printed in the same year but it has a smaller and lighter type. Pforzheimer 771; Westwood & Satchell 156; Wing N1193.

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