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Author: SHIRLEY Thomas

Title: The Angler's Museum or The Whole Art Of Float And Fly, To which is prefixed the sermon of St. Anthony, to a miraculous congregation of fishes.

Price: £230.00

Year: nd Circa 1790

Edition: 3rd Edn,

Publisher: John Fielding

Summary: 135 pages, (i) advert pages uncut, engraved portrait frontis of Mr John Kirby the Celebrated Angler, , woodcut fish vignette on title Recased retaining the original front and rear grey paper wraps the wraps laid down on later paper. Recent paper spine with printed paper label. Un dated the frontis dated 1784 as all three editions, the advert leaf notes Cooks voyages in 1780, University of Cambridge Libraries gives a date of 1790, The frontis portrait is that of John Kirby, "the celebrated fisherman," who was keeper of Newgate. Details the rules to be observed by young anglers, the choice and preparation of rods and lines, float fishing live and dead baiting, fly fishing, the preparation of flies, an account of sea fish, the laws and customs of angling. Westwood & Satchell p. 194

Ref: 22118

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