London: Joseph Smith [James Bullock, Printer], 1828.
An abridged edition of “The Gentleman Angler” first published in 1726. This edition simplified for novices in the art. Pp. v, , 136. Lacks frontispiece. 1 vols. Small 12mo. Contemporary boards. Spine perished, covers detached, spotting and offsetting, some marginal soiling, else a very good copy. Westwood & Satchell p. 104-5 for the first and early editions of “The Gentleman Angler”. Item #36975
VERY RARE as are the earlier editions, the only copy of this edition we were able to locate being in the British Library. The editor describes this edition: “I have omitted all superfluous niceties, descriptions and opinions of the ancients, choosing to come immediately to the point and treat such things only as will instruct a young beginner and improve those who have made some progress in the art of angling” (Preface). There are also instructions in digging a pond, both fresh and salt water fist and 8 pages of recipes for cooking fish including pickling salmon, cooking eel after the Italian manner, pike with a pudding in its belly, dressing perch after the Dutch manner, also a pickled mushroom recipe.
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