The Angler's Guide containing Easy Instructions for the Youthful Beginner with Several Observations on fishing…Directions for the Proper Baits and Tackle to be used To which is added an Appendix containing several useful Recipes for Dressing Fish. By a Lover of the Art

The Angler's Guide containing Easy Instructions for the Youthful Beginner with Several Observations on fishing…Directions for the Proper Baits and Tackle to be used To which is added an Appendix containing several useful Recipes for Dressing Fish. By a Lover of the Art.

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, [3], 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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