A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling. Confirmed by actual Experience, and Minute Observations...To Which is Added The Compleat Fly-Fisher, etc. Thomas Best.
A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling. Confirmed by actual Experience, and Minute Observations...To Which is Added The Compleat Fly-Fisher, etc

A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling. Confirmed by actual Experience, and Minute Observations...To Which is Added The Compleat Fly-Fisher, etc.

London: Printed for C. Stalker, 1787.

First edition, with half-title. Frontispiece. 112, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Modern half calf and marbled boards, perforated stamp of Field Museum on title page, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Handsome copy. Westwood & Satchell p. 31. Item #220773

Begins with a chapter on the natural history of fish, goes on to the best manner of making and choosing rods, lines, hooks, etc. Chapter IV provides a description of flies. "Best was Keeper of His Majesty's Drawing-room in the Tower of London." (Westwood & Satchell).

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