Item #334555 The American Angler's Guide. John J. Brown.
The American Angler's Guide
The American Angler's Guide
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The American Angler's Guide.

New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co., and for sale by John J. Brown & Co, 1845.

First edition. Frontispiece, two woodcut plates of hooks. 224 pp + 3 leaves of ads. 1 vols. 18mo. Original brown cloth stamped in blind, spine titled in gilt, gilt vignette of fisherman on upper cover. Fine, fresh copy (tiniest traces of rubbing at spine ends) Westwood & Satchell, p. 4; Goodspeed pp. 159-163; Henderson, p. 66-67; Bruns B253 ("a very rare item"); Wetzel, p. 113. Item #334555

Sage Sale: “Said to be the first book on angling written by an American and printed in America.” The book describes the more important American fish and how to catch them. Goodspeed notes that most interesting are "the chapters on tackle, baits, and the general practice of angling, for these tell something about American angling usages then prevalent." As Brown was a tackle dealer, it is not surprising that this area is among his chief concerns, and he goes into much useful and historical detail.
A rare and important contribution to American angling, this copy in superior condition.

Price: $3,500.00 Free International Delivery