With Directions for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

The Angler's Pocket-Book; or Compleat English Angler containing all that is necessary to be known in that art. Also Nobbs's Celebrated Treatise of the Art of Trolling. With an Appendix in which are Improvements and Discoveries, never Before Published.

London: Printed by H. K. Causton, Sold by James Asperne, Cornhill, 1805.

Third edition. Title page printed in red and black. 148 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. With Directions for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. Early 19th-century quarter calf and boards. Slight wear and rubbing to joints, but a very good copy otherwise Westwood & Satchell, p. 11, 156; Heckscher 69. Item #218304

Contains, with separate title, Robert Nobbes' The compleat troller, or, The art of trolling, pp. [33]-148, which was first printed in 1682.

Very scarce. The last four pages are devoted to directions for resuscitating victims of drowning, which include forcing air into the lungs with a bellows in a nostril, not rolling them on casks, rubbing the body with flannel sprinkled with spirits, flour of mustard and a heated warming pan, also "electricity to be early employed either by the Medical Assistants or other judicious practitioners." One other specific direction, if you can visualize it: "TOBACCO SMOKE is to be thrown gently into the fundament, with a proper instrument, or the bowl of a pipe covered, so as to defend the mouth of the assistant."

For those hanged, "cupping a few ounces of blood from the jugular" is recommended.

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