Author: William Scrope
Publisher: London John Murray 1843
First edition. lllustrated with 13 lithographs and wood engravings by L. Haghe, T. Landseer and S. Williams from Paintings by Sir David Wilkie, Edwin Landseer, R.A, Charles Landseer, William Simson and Edward Cooke.
8vo., original straight grained publisher's cloth, gilt stamped spine and upper and lower cover vignettes. Spine slightly sunned, occasional light foxing to margins of plates, neat ink name, otherwise a very good copy of a fishing classic.
".next to Walton himself, there's no more engagingly discursive and allusive angling writer in the language" (Gingrich). The book contains the first accurate description of the natural history, life and habits of the salmon, accounts of fishing, salmon flies, poaching, tackle, fishing stories, etc. ".a major work on salmon fishing, and one of the earliest. It is of considerable literary and fishing value" (Jackaman). ".one of the brightest volumes in the whole literature of angling.notable for charm, humour, anecdote and description as well as for sound information" (Robb).