WILLIAMSON, John. The British Angler: or, a pocket-companion for gentlemen-fishers, London: J. Hodges, 1740. 12°, woodcut frontispiece and 3 folding engraved plates (lower margin of title closely shaved, spotted and occasional light waterstaining), contemporary calf (front joints cracked but cords firmly holding, extremities and spine quite rubbed, a few small stains and scuff mark on front cover); H. Davies, ownership inscription on pastedown dated 1898. Westwood & Satchell p. 241: "one of the best manuals".
COLE, Ralph. The Young Angler's Pocket Companion; or, a new and complete treatise on the art of angling, London: R. Bassam (and others), 1795. 12°, engraved frontispiece and 2 plates (lower margin of one plate cut away affecting border, a few light spots), modern calf-backed boards. FIRST EDITION. Westwood & Satchell p. 62.
With 8 other works on angling, including W. C. Stewart's The Practical Angler or the Art of Trout-Fishing, more particularly applied to clear water (Edinburgh, 1857, third edition), Thomas Barker's The Art of Angling (London, 1651 [but 1820]), and Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton's The Complete Angler (London, 1825). (10)