Ducks Unlimited, 1946. Bishop, Richard E. First edition, one of 225 copies signed. A Superb Copy of a.... Read More about Prairie Wings. Pen and Camera Flight Studies
Rare books, first editions, prints and original art related to sports and leisure. Specializing in angling/fishing, fencing, golf, polo, hunting/shooting and the Derrydale Press.
London: William Pickering, 1847. First Pickering edition, reprinted from the 1845 privately printed edition. Colloquy on angling after the fashion of Izaac Walton and Charles Cotton, by a noted collector of Walton and Johnsoniana With 2-page ad for Pickering's "Books on Angling" at the front. Read More about The River Dove. With some Quiet Thoughts on the Happy Practice of Angling
[N.p: Privately Printed, 1845]. First edition, one of 25 large paper copies printed. One of 25 Copies, Inscribed to His Wife. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED on half-title “To the most beloved from John L. Anderdon, 7th Nov. 1845”, of this colloquy on angling after the fashion of Izaac Walton and... Read More about The River Dove; With Some Quiet Thoughts on the Happy Practice of Angling, near to the Seat of...
Chicago: Rand McNally, . Second impression of first American edition (from the English sheets). "Perhaps the most common of Anderson's works, this book includes hunts for the panther of the title as well as tiger near Chordi, leopard in the Hyderabad region, bison in the Gedesal forests, and other exciting... Read More about The Black Panther of Sivanipalli
New York: Scribners, 1903. Limited edition of 160 copies on hand-made paper. Read More about Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle. From the Book of St. Albans … With an Introductory Essay...
New York: The Viking Press, . Unrevised proofs. Read More about The Summer Game
London: W. Clowes and Sons, 1840. Second edition. The second edition of this cavalry sword manual by Henry William Angelo, the grandson of Domenico Angelo, founder of London's School of Arms. The first edition was published in 1835 with 10 plates. Read More about Instructions for the Sword Exercise; Selected from Her Majesty's Rules and Regulations, and...
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. VERY RARE as are the earlier editions, the only copy of this edition we were able to locate being in the British Library. The... Read More about The Angler's Guide containing Easy Instructions for the Youthful Beginner with Several...
New York: The Anglers' Club of New York, 1956. First edition, one of 750 copies. Read More about The Anglers' Club Story: Our First Fifty Years 1906-1956
Manchester: Abel Haywood and Son, 1883, 1882, 1894. First editions of the 2nd & 3rd Series, second edition of the 1st Series. Papers given at the monthly meeting of the Club. A very attractive set, and very scarce in the triple decker format. Read More about Anglers' Evenings. Papers by Members of the Manchester Anglers' Association. 1st - 3rd Series
New York: 1942. Witty illustrated article by the famed scribe of the Anglers’ Club on Hiram Lewis Leonard (1831-1907), American inventor, and the father of the fly rod.With “The Old Parmachenee Club” by John Atherton. Read More about “The Father of the Fly Rod” by Sparse Grey Hackle, in: The Anglers’ Club Bulletin, Vol. 21,...
New York: 1950. Witty and informative article on Eugene V. Connett and the origins of the Anglers’ Club Bulletin in 1920-21.With “The Salmon Rivers of Spain” by Edward R. Hewitt. Read More about “Tales of an Older Day. Virginius and the Baby” by Sparse Grey Hackle, in: The Anglers’...
New York: 1952. Witty note about the escapades of Eugene V. Connett and Col. Teddy Roosevelt Jr., fishing on the Brodhead.With “Authors on the Couch”, reflections by Sparse Grey Hackle on the work of George M. L. La Branche. Read More about “Tales of an Older Day. Virginius and the Baby” by Sparse Grey Hackle, in: The Anglers’...
New York: Privately printed by the Anglers' Club of New York, 1972. First Edition, one of 1,000 copies. An Angler’s Delight. A lively compilation of prose and poetry by 18 contributors to the distinguished club's Bulletin, including “Sparse”, Eugene V. Connett, III, Richard C. Hunt, Dana S. Lamb, H.G. Pickering..... Read More about The Best of the Anglers’ Club Bulletin 1920-1972. With an Introduction by Sparse Grey Hackle...
New York: Privately Printed by The Anglers’ Club of New York, 1962. First, limited edition, one of 500 copies. A collection of angling prose and verse by David McCord, Francis W. Hatch, Edward Weeks, Leslie P. Thompson, and Edmund Ware Smith. ("The cod / Is odd. / The Cape Codder / Is Odder." --McCord). Read More about Well Dressed Lines, Stripped from the Reels of Five New Englanders
London: Printed by H.K. Causton, 1805. Third edition. Robert Nobbs’s treatise was originally printed separately in 1682. Read More about The Angler’s Pocket-Book; or, Compleat English Angler...also, Nobbs’s Celebrated Treatise on...
New York: The Angler's Publishing Company, 16 July to 4 November 1882. First edition. A choice and representative group of issues of this important, early, and long-lived angling periodical, with contributions by the leading American and Canadian angling writers of the day, including Harris, James Henshall, Charles Hallock, et. al.... Read More about The American Angler. Devoted to Fishing — Brook, River, Lake and Sea — Fish Culture. Volume...
Manchester, Vt: Henry S. Allen, Photographer, [n.d., ca. 1888]. Fine photographc portrait of the great fly-tier Mary Orvis Marbury, daughter of angling outfitter Charles Orvis and author of Favorite Flies and Their Histories (1892).Uncommon. Read More about Original Photographic Portrait, signed in ink on verso “I am your friend, Mary Orvis Marbury,...
Manchester, Vt: Henry S. Allen, Photographer, n.d., ca. late 1880s]. Fine photographic head and shoulders portrait of the great angling outfitter Charles F. Orvis, inscribed and bearing the ownership stamp of A. Nelson Cheney of Glens Falls, New York. Orvis and Cheney were the joint editors of Fishing with the..... Read More about Original Photographic Portrait, signed in ink on verso “I am Yours Truly, C. F. Orvis”
No. 26 of 100 copies. Read More about Angling print: “Hen & Cockfish”
Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott, Printers, 1881. First edition. Hijinks and fishing in the Delaware Bay.The humorous folding map bears the legend Map of the Bottom of Delaware River and Bay. Compiled from Explorations by the 2nd Presbyterian Fishing Club, on their 11th Annual Cruise, 1881.Uncommon. Read More about Log of the Eleventh Annual Cruise of the Second Presbyterian Fishing Club of Philadelphia, July...
London: G. Routledge, 1846. “New Edition”. A diminutive, popular treatise, first published in 1838; this is the 4th edition, according to Westwood & Satchell. The delightful hand-colored plates display a total of 24 flies. Read More about The Angler's Hand-Book containing Concise Instructions for Every Department of the Art
Many to Ed Zern1. Ray Holland2. Editor Tapply of Outdoors Magazine (3)3. John Alden Knight (4)4. Newsweek editor Dwight Norris on Roy Steenrod article5. Doug Merrick6. Ray Bergman 3 page ALS to Zern on Outdoor Life stationary7. Frank V. DuMond 3 page ALS to Charles DeFeo, with 2 flies8. ALS... Read More about Collection of ALSs and TLSs including Ed Zern, Roderick Haig-Brown, Vincent Marinaro
Alnwick, England: Hardy Bros., LTD, 1930. 52nd edition. Forms part of the annual catalog series. Read More about Hardy's Angler's Guide