MACKINTOSH, Alexander. The Modern Fisher; or, Driffield Angler ... To which are added, Instructions for Shooting ... Also a Short Treatise on Coursing, and the Training of Greyhounds, Derby: H. Mozley, [ca. 1810]. 12° (145 x 89mm.), half title, with the final leaf of contents (light spotting and browning, lower fore-corner of N1 repaired with no loss), later half leather (worn, upper cover detached). Provenance: John Robson (bookplate). Second edition. Westwood & Satchell p. 138.
SAUNDERS, James. The Compleat Fisherman ... More particularly calculated for the Sport of Angling, London: W. Mears, S. Tooke and B. Motte, 1724. 12° (165 x 89mm.), folding engraved plate bound before A2 rather than as a frontispiece (light spotting and browning), 19th-century cloth (upper cover detached). FIRST EDITION. Westwood & Satchell p. 189: "first angling author who mentions silk-worm gut".
BEST, Thomas. A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling ... To which is added the Compleat Fly-Fisher. London: C. Stalker, [?1789]. 12° (173 x 101mm.), engraved frontispiece, with the final leaf of advertisements (frontispiece repaired at fore-margin and somewhat offset onto title, a few minor stains). Second edition. Westwood & Satchell p. 31.
BOWLKER, Charles (d.1779). The Art of Angling; or, Compleat Fly-Fisher ... To which are added, Directions for making Artificial Flies, Birmingham: M. Swinney, 1788. 12° (170 x 99mm.), engraved frontispiece (light offsetting onto title, occasional very light browning), contemporary calf (rebacked, worn, lower cover detached, upper cover missing). Fifth edition. Westwood & Satchell p. 39. (4)