London, South Kensington
8 October 1999
WILLIAMSON, John. The British Angler; or, A pocket-companion for gentlemen fishers ..., London: for J. Hodges, 1740. 12, engraved frontispiece and 3 folding plates (title slightly shaved at lower margin, P1 with repair at lower corner), early 19th-century polished calf (upper joints cracked, lettering-piece lacking), marbled edges.
FIRST EDITION. Described by Westwood as "one of the best of the manuals but without any special value beyond. There is a voluminous chapter on pastes, which is a general raking together of all antecedent recipes of the kind, medieval and modern." W. & S. p. 241; Petit 2191.
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