Item #314984 The South Side Sportsmen's Club of Long Island. Gherardi Davis.
The South Side Sportsmen's Club of Long Island
The South Side Sportsmen's Club of Long Island
The South Side Sportsmen's Club of Long Island

In Original Wrappers

The South Side Sportsmen's Club of Long Island.

New York: Privately printed [by the Gillis Press], [January], 1909.

First edition, one of 105 copies, printed for members only. Illustrated with photographs, folding map. xv, [iii], 74 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. In Original Wrappers. Original dark green wrappers over paper boards, printed label on upper cover, uncut; some chipping to the fragile wrappers, else fine; preserved in a custom blue cloth slipcase with inner wrapper and leather spine label, by James MacDonald. From the library of Robert Winthrop, with his armorial bookplate on front pastedown Phillips p. 96; Wetzel p. 128; Bruns D26 ("very rare"); Goodspeed, Angling in America, pp. 190-7, et seq.; Heller 1:738. OCLC: 41353822 (Harvard, Princeton, Yale). Item #314984

A volume of notable rarity, being the story of one of the earliest angling clubs in America, founded in 1866. Situated on a large parcel of land between Islip and Ronkonkoma, comparatively accessible to New York City, it boasted a gilt-edged roster of members, limited to 100, and remained in existence until 1963. An important historical angling work of beauty and charm.

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