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HAWKER, Peter. Instructions to Young Sportsman in all that relates to Guns and Shooting, London: Longman, Rees [etc.], 1830. 8, engraved frontispiece and portrait, 6 engraved plates with tissue guards (light marginal spotting) contemporary calf with red morocco lettering piece (joints cracked, spine faded). Sixth edition. 20 pages are devoted to trout fishing. W. & S. p. 123; Petit 1170.
[JACOB, Giles.] The Compleat Sportsman. In three parts ... Part III Of fish and fishing, London: E. Nutt for J. Tonson, 1718. 12 (D5 with small stain), contemporary calf (slight scuffing to upper board, spine rubbed). FIRST EDITION. Schwerdt I, p. 263; W. & S. p. 123; Petit 1245.
FISHER, James. A Spring-Day: or, contemplations on several occurrences ..., Edinburgh: printed by Thomas Turnbull for the author, 1803. 8, engraved frontispiece by Scott and 4 wood-engravings by Bewick (marginal spotting), uncut in later cloth (some staining). FIRST EDITION. Contemplation X is on fishing. W. & S. p. 93; Petit 922: "trs curieux" -- and 2 others. (5)
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