DUBRAVIUS, Janus (1486-1553, bishop of Olmutz). A New Booke Of good Husbandry.. Conteining, The Order and maner of making of Fish-pondes, with the breeding, preserving, and multiplying of the Carpe, Tench, Pike, and Troute, and diverse kindes of other Fresh-fish. Written in Latine and translated into English at the speciall request of George Churchey. London: William White, 1599.
Small 4° (176 x 129mm). Collation: A-K4 L2, one woodcut diagram, armorial on title. (Signature on D1 cropped.) 19th-century green half morocco, gilt (slightly rubbed). Provenance: Luton, pencilled inscription.
FIRST AND ONLY EDITION IN ENGLISH, a work that was first published in Latin in 1552. One of the classic books on fishing. STC 7268 (lists 8 copies); Westwood & Satchell, Bibliotheca Piscatoria, p.81 (incorrect collation); Kress 213