"Salmonia: or, Days of Fly Fishing in a Series of Conversations. With some Account of the Habits of Fishes belonging to the Genus Salmo. By an Angler. IN FULL CONTEMPORARY MOROCCO"
"John Murray, 1828" "Sm. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with 3 engraved plates of flies (two with original tissue guards present) and several wood-engraved illustrations in the text, title and first plate lightly age-soiled; attractively bound in mid-nineteenth century green full morocco, sides with double frame border in gilt stopped at corners by rosettes, back gilt extra with four flat bands, second compartment lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled with a multiple floral design and ruled in gilt, gilt doublures, very neatly rebacked with new endpapers to style, old backstrip laid down, a most attractive copy. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ANGLING BOOKS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. 'Salmonia ranks high in the scale of angling literature' (Westwood & Satchell). The wood-engraved illustrations are by the author. The first and second editions were anonymous. A fourth edition was reached by 1851; the first US edition appeared in 1832. The first edition is very scarce, especially in this condition. Westwood & Satchell, p. 77."
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Book number: 11102
GBP 264.00 [Appr.: EURO 315 US$ 341.61 | JP¥ 37855]
Keywords: "angling, sporting, sports, pastimes, fishing, fly-fishing, salmon, trout, salmonia, humphrey davy"