[CHEEK, John.] The Young Angler's Guide comprising instructions in the art of fly-fishing, bottom-fishing, trolling, &c, London: printed and published for J. Cheek (of the Golden Perch), 1839. 8, 2 wood-engraved plates and other illustrations of fish (marginal soiling), later green half morocco and marbled boards, spine in compartments with gilt lettering and repeated fish tools, g.e. Fourth issue. The work includes a guide to "Favorable places for fishing near London" (pp. 23-33) and a catalogue of fishing tackle at the end with separate pagination (pp. 1-25). This catalogue, which lists prices, has a separate title page reading: "J. Cheek, Fishing Rod and Tackle, Umbrella, Parasol, Walking Stick and Riding Whip Manufacturer, the Golden Perch, No. 52, Strand." W. & S. p. 59; Petit 87.
Together with The Young Angler's Companion giving a description of all the different methods of angling, a sixpenny pamphlet [W. & S. p. 14; Petit 84] and The Boy's Own Illustrated Handbook of Angling, embellished by fourteen engravings, a penny pamphlet and tacklemaker's publication [W. & S. p. 40; Petit 259], both undated and bound in later half morocco preserving the original wrappers. Petit describes the latter as "Ex-libris Edwin Snow, rare." (3)