Philadelphia: E. H. Butler & Co., 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo, original dark green embossed cloth with elaborate gilt fishing motif decorations front board and spine, 604pp, frontis. engraving, 80 engraved plates, tissue guards. Cracking to front hinge dark brown endpapers, some rubbing of orignal cloth and tiny chips to cloth at heal of spine, minor random foxing and faint staining to fore-edge, a tight, pleasing, copy overall, Very Good. Item #900165
First Edition. With the bookplate of David B. Ledlie, noted fly-fishing writer and contributor and trustee of the American Museum of Fly Fishing. With chapters on angling, tackle, perch, pike, carp, herring, catfish & eels, salmon, salt water fish and fishing, trout fly-fishing outfit and tackle, trout fly-fishing - the stream, salmon-fishing, salmon rivers of the British provinces, repairs, knots, loops, and receipts, fly-making, rod-making, fish-breeding,and Dies Picatoriae (a day in the life of the fisherman).