[Colophon:] “Newe Castle upon Tine”: by Andro Reid for ye author”, 1881.
Second Edition, one of 100 copies printed. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts, etchings, hand-colored ornaments, etc., by the author. 1 vols. 4to. Presentation Copy. Publisher’s black blind-stamped calf, spine titles in gilt, boards with gilt rule border, t.e.g. by A. Reid, Newcastle. Joints tender, front joint starting, corners with slight traces of wear, original recipient’s name skillfully effaced. In calf-backed clamshell box. Westwood & Satchell, p. 70. Item #223900
The much enlarged edition of one of the most curious and beautiful books in all of angling literature, printed for “those who have, in vain, searched for the Edition of 1859”, of which only 40 copies were printed. “With one or two exceptions the volume contains all the old plates and nearly as many new ones, all displaying the humorous feeling and the artistic skill which give Mr. Crawhall's works ‘a place apart’ among angling books.” (Westwood & Satchell).
INSCRIBED with a flourish on the title-page “from his friend the Author”. Rare and beautiful.
Price: $2,500.00 Free International Delivery