Lot 224: The Angler’s Assistant, or The Complete Art of Angling



2015-06-29 14:47:27

Lot 224: The Angler's Assistant, or The Complete Art of Angling; containing every necessary instruction to practise with success this most healthy pastime. Also direction for choosing and making angling rods, lines, hooks, floats, baits, pastes, flies, &c. Remarks on the haunts of fishes; proper seasons for baits; and recipes to catch fish by the hand, York, printed & published at C. Croshaw's, Fishing Tackle Warehouse, circa 1820, hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, woodcut vignette to title, light offsetting from frontispiece to title page, original publisher's printed wrappers, with oval woodcut vignette to upper cover, rubbed and some marks, slight loss to lower edge of front and rear wrapper, spine neatly restrengthened, slim 8vo, contained in purpose-made calf-backed drop-over bookbox, with collector's label of Alan John Jarvis, slim 8vo. Not in Westwood & Satchell. This work appears to be a provincial reissue of W. Mason's Angler's Dominic Winter's Printed Books, Maps & Ephemera Auction June 2015 Wednesday, 10th June 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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