[NOBBES, Robert.] The Compleat Troller; or, The Art of Trolling, London: by T. James for Tho. Helder, 1682 [but 1772 or slightly earlier ?]. Small 8, 2 woodcut illustrations, 18th-century calf with raised bands and red morocco lettering-piece (corners rubbed, lower joint slightly split). Provenance: Richard Lowe of Lincoln's Inn, 1772 (ownership inscription on front free endpaper, repeated with date on A6 verso, bookplate). That the ownership inscription of this reprint should be dated 1772 is of particular interest, since the date of publication has been traditionally regarded as circa 1790, following the Westwood citation. W. & S. p. 156; Petit 1608.
VENABLES, Robert. The Experienced Angler, London: T. Gosden, 1827. 8, engraved frontispiece, 18 engraved illustrations, wood-engraved tail-piece, contemporary green half morocco and marbled boards, original front wrapper bound in. LARGE PAPER COPY of this reprint of the 1662 edition which includes a facsimile title page and 23-page memoir of the author. W. & S. p. 214; Petit 2111.
With 3 other reprints, all by J. H. Burn, 1820, 12, and LIMITED TO 100 COPIES: Thomas Barker The Art of Angling 1651 in contemporary calf gilt; Barker The Art of Angling 1657 (second edition) in contemporary cloth, and John Whitney The Genteel Recreation 1700 in contemporary boards. (5)