The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. Fishing. Pike and Other Coarse Fish
(London, Longmans, Green, and Co, 1909). . 8vo; original pictorial cloth; pp. xx + 448, incl. index; plates (incl. some by Whymper); line drawings in text. Ex-library copy with label on front pastedown and code on spine; light wear to cloth; some hand-stamps and codes inside; scattered moderate foxing. Good condition. "I feel some apology is due to what are, after all, perhaps, the great body of fishermen, for the second part of the title of the present volume. The term 'coarse fish' has been adopted because it seems to be that most generally used and understood, and, therefore, best calculated to convey readily a correct idea of the contents of this essay. Even whilst employing the expression, however, I must record my protest against it. What is there coarse, for example, about the perch of gorgeous scaling, armed cap-à-pie like a paladin of old, and glowing with half the colours of the rainbow? Or the 'arrowy dace,' almost as mettlesome, and perhaps even more graceful and glittering than the aristocratic trout? . Again, when the term 'coarse fishing' is used, have those who employ it ever watched, with a sympathetic eye, the consummate skill and dexterity which a 'cockney' roach-fisher will display in pursuit of his game, and the gossamer fineness of every bit of the tackle he uses?".
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Mots-clés: . Angling Literature. Freshwater . . . Rod . Casting. . Sport