TAVERNER, Eric (and others). Trout Fishing From All Angles, London: The Lonsdale Library (Seeley, Service & Co.), 1929. 8°, frontispiece, title in blue and black, tipped-in half tone plates, illustrations, 30 specimen flies in a sunken mount at the rear (light insect damage to flies, one or two light spots), original blue morocco gilt (sunfaded, rubbed and scuffed), t.e.g., bookplate of Iain Ramsay of Kildalton. NO. 79 OF 350 COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
WALTON, Isaac & Charles COTTON. The Complete Angler, London: for Samuel Bagster, 1808. 8°, half title with engraved vignette, portrait frontispiece, 14 engraved plates, illustrations (lacking two advertising leaves at the rear, occasional mainly light spotting and dampstaining), later green half morocco, the spine in 6 panels, gilt vignette of a fly stamped in 5, lettered in one (lightly rubbed), t.e.g., bookplate as above, different ownership signatures on front endpaper and title, front endpaper inscribed in ink with quotations from Byron and Scott. Seventh edition. Horne 17; Westwood and Satchell p.224.
KELSON, George M. The Salmon Fly: how to dress it and how to use it, London: by the author, 1895. 4°, portrait frontispiece, 8 coloured plates (front and rear hinges cracked, occasional light spotting), original cloth gilt (spine splitting and faded, a little rubbed and stained), owners signature on front pastedown, bookplate as above. FIRST EDITION.
[FITZGIBBON, Edward]. The Book of the Salmon, London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1850. 8°, 2 parts in one, one plain and 8 hand-coloured plates (occasional light spotting), contemporary half calf by Bowes & Bowes, the 6 panelled spine with a basket of fish vignette gilt -stamped in 4, lettered in 2 (a little rubbed), t.e.g., bookplate as above. FIRST EDITION. Westwood and Satchell p.86: "These two works are highly esteemed. The chapters on fly-fishing in the former are unusually clear and comprehensible".
With 24 other books on fishing including Herbert Maxwell's British Fresh-Water Fishes (London, 1904), William Scrope's Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed (London, 1898), and G. D. Hamilton's Trout-Fishing and Sport in Maoriland (Wellington, 1904). (28)