Item #250183 Piscatorial Reminiscences and Gleanings by An Old Angler and Bibliopolist. To which is added A Catalogue of Books on Angling. Thomas Boosey.

The Birth of Angling Bibliography: Heckscher Copy

Piscatorial Reminiscences and Gleanings by An Old Angler and Bibliopolist. To which is added A Catalogue of Books on Angling.

London: William Pickering, 1835; 1836.

Price: $750.00


About the item

First edition. Lithographic frontispiece and numerous vignettes. vii, 255, [40] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. The Birth of Angling Bibliography: Heckscher Copy. Full olive green morocco, covers gilt with angling motifs, t.e.g. by Wood. Heckscher bookplates (3); morocco label of R. A. Williams. Rebacked, spine laid down. Toned to brown. Westwood & Satchell, pp. 19-20; Keynes, William Pickering, p. 54; Heckscher 243 (this copy).

Item #250183

More “the result of paste and scissors” (Westwood & Satchell) than a coherent text, but redeemed by the groundbreaking bibliography of angling books prepared by Pickering, who states in the Catalogue that it “is formed upon Sir Henry Ellis’s corrected copy of the list, which he contributed to the British Bibliographer in 1811, and which he kindly lent for the purpose.”.