London: W. Satchell, 1883.
First edition, large paper issue, one of 100 copies. xxiv, 397,  pp. 1 vols. 4to. LARGE PAPER ISSUE, HECKSCHER COPY. Contemporary half brown morocco and cloth side, spine titled in gilt. With the 3 Heckscher bookplates, also bookplates of Robert Sedgwick, Harold G. Hart. Light, orderly pencil tick marks throughout. Some faint toning at pp. 246-7 (Fisheries section) from inserted newspaper clipping. Inner hinges repaired with cloth. Spine a bit dull, some soiling to lower board Heckscher 369 (this copy). Item #251969
“Of the 100 copies in quarto, 47 are presentation or bespoke copies” (from the prospectus).
The essential, classic angling reference work, in its rarest state, with outstanding provenance, from the collection of John G. Heckscher, whose library was sold in three sales in 1909. The description of lot 369, clipped from the catalogue, has been tipped to the front flyleaf.
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