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8 October 1999
[SNART, Charles.] Practical Observations on Angling, in the River Trent, by a Gentleman resident in the neighbourhood, and who has made the amusement his study for upwards of twenty years, Newark: S. and I. Ridge, 1801. 12, two wood-engraved vignettes (lacking half-title, minor marginal worming to last leaf of index), contemporary half calf (front cover detached, extremities rubbed), flat spine with black morocco lettering-piece and repeated gilt floral ornament.
FIRST EDITION. Snart was the first author to mention the four-section split-cane rod, and the first to consider the use of hickory, an American wood, as an alternative material for rod-making. Hill A History of Fly-fishing for Trout pp. 91-93; W. & S. p. 211: "scarce"; Petit 1621.
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