Item #321954 A Paradise for Gunners and Anglers. Andrew M. Spangler.
A Paradise for Gunners and Anglers
A Paradise for Gunners and Anglers
A Paradise for Gunners and Anglers
A Paradise for Gunners and Anglers

Large Paper Copy

A Paradise for Gunners and Anglers.

[Philadelphia]: Passenger Department, Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad Company [Press of Allen, Lane & Scott], 1883.

First edition, large paper copy. Illustrated. 96 pp. Printed by Allen, Lane & Scott, Philadelphia. 1 vols. Large 4to (11-7/8 x 9-3/8 inches). Large Paper Copy. Bound in full brown morocco, spine stamped in gilt, with blue paper onlay of sailing boat and title to upper cover, lower cover with blue paper onlay of duck hunters, satin endsheets, a.e.g. Bookplate of F.P. Williamson. Recased, with repairs to spine, rear free endpaper mounted (losses at outer margins). Very good plus Wetzel p. 194; Bruns p. 355 (from Wetzel); Hand S-474. Item #321954

Guidebook for outdoor sports (chiefly angling, marshland gunning, and duck shooting) on the Delaware and Maryland Peninsula.

Wetzel, Bruns, and Hand describe a duodecimo pamphlet produced as a promotional piece (the copyright is in the name of J.R. Wood, General Passenger Agent, Pennsyvania Railroad); Hand describes a copy given free to purchasers of Spangler’s ‘Near-By’ (1889), so stamped on the upper cover, and signed by Spangler in that year, but noting the 1883 date: ‘A Paradise for Gunners and Anglers’ precedes ‘Near-By’ by six years. The duodecimo printing includes a folding map, not present here.

This copy is printed on large quarto leaves and elaborately bound, evidently a presentation binding, and UNRECORDED in this format.

Price: $2,500.00 Free International Delivery