London, South Kensington
8 October 1999
[CHETHAM, James.] The Angler's Vade Mecum; or, A compendious yet full discourse of angling discovering the aptest methods and ways, exactest rules, properest baits, and choicest experiments for the catching of all manner of fresh water fish, London: for William Battersby and William Brown, 1700. 8, woodcut frontispiece and one plate showing eight fish (plate with slight tear at inner margin, I4 with tear into bottom three lines of text and segment lacking from lower margin, both I4 and I5 stained in lower part of text, some other margins ragged or with small segments torn away, some light browning), 18th-century panelled calf with red moroocco lettering-piece, date added in gilt at foot of spine (scuffing to covers, extremities rubbed), speckled edges. Provenance: PJ (monogram stamped on title).
Third edition. James Chetham (1640-92) first published the Angler's Vade Mecum anonymously in 1641. A second, enlarged edition was published in 1689 with a preface dated from Smedley, near Manchester. Westwood comments favourably: "Cheetham's prefaces are in Diogenes' vein, curt and caustic; he escapes from the category of manual makers, and takes rank as one of the original writers on the sport." Wing W3791; W. & S. p. 59; Petit 575.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July