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The Painted Stream

AU$35.00
By: ARMSTRONG, Robin.
ID No.: 3643.

J M  Dent & Sons   London 1985.  4to.  Illust. 160p. Foreword by Sir Michael  Horden. Richly illustrated by the author. Original green cloth binding with d/j.  A River Wardens life on two of the most beautiful small rivers in England the Tavy and Walkham.   Armstrong was a river keeper, naturalist and wildlife artist.  Charming pictures and text describing life, incidents and some of the characters like old Long John who at eighty five had never been caught poaching, of Jack 'Cracker' Smith the ageless farmer, the Brigadier, still fishing despite his failing eyesight and of Dave and George the authors colleagues with their droll observations of country life.  Slight Foxing to E/P.  -Fine 

The Painted Stream

AU$35.00
ID No.: 3643.

J M  Dent & Sons   London 1985.  4to.  Illust. 160p. Foreword by Sir Michael  Horden. Richly illustrated by the author. Original green cloth binding with d/j.  A River Wardens life on two of the most beautiful small rivers in England the Tavy and Walkham.   Armstrong was a river keeper, naturalist and wildlife artist.  Charming pictures and text describing life, incidents and some of the characters like old Long John who at eighty five had never been caught poaching, of Jack 'Cracker' Smith the ageless farmer, the Brigadier, still fishing despite his failing eyesight and of Dave and George the authors colleagues with their droll observations of country life.  Slight Foxing to E/P.  -Fine 

A History of Fly Fishing for Trout,

AU$95.00
By: HILLS, John W.
ID No.: 774

Freshet Press, New York,  1971 reprint.  8vo 244p, Hardcover in its own slip case. Book has papered boards with green imitation leather spine, gilt title on spine.. The author concludes this important work ‘And then I believe that there must be others whom the history of the sport attracts, who are fascinated by the devices of other days, and who are never weary of going back to the old writers, of reading them again, of getting at their real meaning and of seeing where they have anticipated us’. The first book to trace the history of the sport from its beginnings in the 15th century. Includes 9p bibliography.   Fine           

A History of Fly Fishing for Trout,

AU$95.00
ID No.: 774

Freshet Press, New York,  1971 reprint.  8vo 244p, Hardcover in its own slip case. Book has papered boards with green imitation leather spine, gilt title on spine.. The author concludes this important work ‘And then I believe that there must be others whom the history of the sport attracts, who are fascinated by the devices of other days, and who are never weary of going back to the old writers, of reading them again, of getting at their real meaning and of seeing where they have anticipated us’. The first book to trace the history of the sport from its beginnings in the 15th century. Includes 9p bibliography.   Fine           

Small Water Trout Fishing

AU$40.00
By: JARDINE, Charles
ID No.: 3928.

B T Batsford Ltd. London. 8vo, Illust, 144pp, D/J. The ‘small stillwater” is more than just a spinoff from the big waters. It is a world of endless variety, tactical variance and often extreme excitement.  In this book world beating flyfisherman and angling instructor Charles Jardine reveals how to get more success from your fishing.  Part one covers equment and techniques. In part two he discusses the imitation of the fly world including a discussion of the fly and includes fly tying and recommended patterns for each month of the year .Part three discusses the tactics  that lead to the success, He concludes with his vision of the future. -Very Fine  

Small Water Trout Fishing

AU$40.00
ID No.: 3928.

B T Batsford Ltd. London. 8vo, Illust, 144pp, D/J. The ‘small stillwater” is more than just a spinoff from the big waters. It is a world of endless variety, tactical variance and often extreme excitement.  In this book world beating flyfisherman and angling instructor Charles Jardine reveals how to get more success from your fishing.  Part one covers equment and techniques. In part two he discusses the imitation of the fly world including a discussion of the fly and includes fly tying and recommended patterns for each month of the year .Part three discusses the tactics  that lead to the success, He concludes with his vision of the future. -Very Fine  

The Fisherman’s Bedside Book

AU$40.00
By: ‘B.B.’ (WATKINS-PITCHFORD, Denys).
ID No.: 126.

Eyre & Spottiswoode.  London, 1950 Reprint 16mo,  Illust,  568pp.  Blue cloth sl rubbed,   A unique collection of country and field sports writings compiled by B.B’s as well as some of his best uncollected newspaper and magazine articles. A charming anthology of fishing, with contributions by G.E.M. Skues, Arthur Ransome, Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald and many others, Front and back of D/J available. -Very Good. 

 

The Fisherman’s Bedside Book

AU$40.00
ID No.: 126.

Eyre & Spottiswoode.  London, 1950 Reprint 16mo,  Illust,  568pp.  Blue cloth sl rubbed,   A unique collection of country and field sports writings compiled by B.B’s as well as some of his best uncollected newspaper and magazine articles. A charming anthology of fishing, with contributions by G.E.M. Skues, Arthur Ransome, Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald and many others, Front and back of D/J available. -Very Good. 

 

Dark Estuary

AU$40.00
By: “B.B.” (WATKINS-PITCHFORD, Denys).
ID No.: 2804.

Michael Joseph    London. 1980 New Edn, 8vo. Illust. 164p. D/J. Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford.  BB is thankful that he knew the sport of wildfowling at its very best between the wars when the lonely wastes of the Wash were thronged with fowl in winter.   But with better roads and better access many of the great haunts of wildfowls  are now patrolled by irresponsible men who will shoot at anything that flies. This book captures some of the magic of the tideways, the shapes and colours of the clouds, the effects of light on the marshes and sea, and patterns of the flighting fowl, D/J has some rubbing and prelims have some browning. -Very Good. 

Dark Estuary

AU$40.00
ID No.: 2804.

Michael Joseph    London. 1980 New Edn, 8vo. Illust. 164p. D/J. Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford.  BB is thankful that he knew the sport of wildfowling at its very best between the wars when the lonely wastes of the Wash were thronged with fowl in winter.   But with better roads and better access many of the great haunts of wildfowls  are now patrolled by irresponsible men who will shoot at anything that flies. This book captures some of the magic of the tideways, the shapes and colours of the clouds, the effects of light on the marshes and sea, and patterns of the flighting fowl, D/J has some rubbing and prelims have some browning. -Very Good. 

Fishermen's Weather By upwards of one hundred living anglers

AU$75.00
By: AFLALO, F.G. (ed)
ID No.: 6
A & C Black London 1906, 12mo. Illust. 256pp, decorative cloth. Eight colour plates of paintings by Charles Whymper. Beautifully illustrated account and views on the impact of weather on fish and fishing by one hundred leading anglers of the day. The information was collected from about 1896 to 1906.  . Near Fine

Fishermen's Weather By upwards of one hundred living anglers

AU$75.00
ID No.: 6
A & C Black London 1906, 12mo. Illust. 256pp, decorative cloth. Eight colour plates of paintings by Charles Whymper. Beautifully illustrated account and views on the impact of weather on fish and fishing by one hundred leading anglers of the day. The information was collected from about 1896 to 1906.  . Near Fine

The Encyclopedia of Sport - Vol 1 and 2

AU$100.00
By: AFLALO, F.G. and Others (ed.)
ID No.: 21
Lawrence and Bullen Ltd  London.  1st. Edn in 2 vols, 1897-98,  4to.  Illust with 40 full page plates by Archibald Thorburn plus text illustrations, 632p and 655p.  Interesting set with some angling content. – Could be Ex lib although no markings. lacking frontis in Vol1 & one plate in Vol2.  Original brown cloth rebacked.   Corners bumped and cover has some rubbing. -Good

The Encyclopedia of Sport - Vol 1 and 2

AU$100.00
ID No.: 21
Lawrence and Bullen Ltd  London.  1st. Edn in 2 vols, 1897-98,  4to.  Illust with 40 full page plates by Archibald Thorburn plus text illustrations, 632p and 655p.  Interesting set with some angling content. – Could be Ex lib although no markings. lacking frontis in Vol1 & one plate in Vol2.  Original brown cloth rebacked.   Corners bumped and cover has some rubbing. -Good

The Modern Angler

AU$55.00
By: ALFRED. H. J. (Otter).
ID No.: 2558
L Upcott Gill London 1898 New Edn. 12mo. Illust. 196pp. plus adverts. Green cloth with gilt fisherman motif and title. A practical handbook on angling for freshwater fish including trout, pike, perch, barbel, bream, carp, tench, chub, roach, dace, salmon, eels and lampreys. Rewrite of the successful 'Modern Angler' - Fine

The Modern Angler

AU$55.00
ID No.: 2558
L Upcott Gill London 1898 New Edn. 12mo. Illust. 196pp. plus adverts. Green cloth with gilt fisherman motif and title. A practical handbook on angling for freshwater fish including trout, pike, perch, barbel, bream, carp, tench, chub, roach, dace, salmon, eels and lampreys. Rewrite of the successful 'Modern Angler' - Fine

Fly-Fishing in Salt and Fresh Water

AU$700.00
By: Anon
ID No.: 513
John Van Voorst   London 1851, 8vo. Illust. including 5 full page hand coloured plates of flies by Paul Jerrard, 74pp. plus plates.  Original green cloth.  The first work to deal at any length with salt-water fly-fishing. Fishing for Salmon  in Scotland, Ireland and Nova Scotia, White trout , Sewin or Salmon Peel fishing in Ireland, Wales and Ireland, Sea fly fishing off the Irish and Scottish coast for Pollack, Bass, Mullet and Perch, Pike fishing, Trout and Grayling with recommended flies and their dressings. Text is signed off with  H H. (Horatio Gordon Hutchinson ?)   Spine has been reinforced and has small repair to top.  Corners bumped.  Slight browning and foxing. Very scarce 

Fly-Fishing in Salt and Fresh Water

AU$700.00
ID No.: 513
John Van Voorst   London 1851, 8vo. Illust. including 5 full page hand coloured plates of flies by Paul Jerrard, 74pp. plus plates.  Original green cloth.  The first work to deal at any length with salt-water fly-fishing. Fishing for Salmon  in Scotland, Ireland and Nova Scotia, White trout , Sewin or Salmon Peel fishing in Ireland, Wales and Ireland, Sea fly fishing off the Irish and Scottish coast for Pollack, Bass, Mullet and Perch, Pike fishing, Trout and Grayling with recommended flies and their dressings. Text is signed off with  H H. (Horatio Gordon Hutchinson ?)   Spine has been reinforced and has small repair to top.  Corners bumped.  Slight browning and foxing. Very scarce 

The Painted Stream –A River Wardens Life.

AU$25.00
By: ARMSTRONG, Robin.
ID No.: 3054
J M  Dent & Sons   London 1985 4to  Illust 160p. Foreword by Sir Michael  Horden. Richly illustrated by the author. Original green cloth binding with d/j.  A River Wardens life on two of the most beautiful small rivers in England the Tavy and Walkham.   Armstrong was a river keeper, naturalist and wildlife artist.  Charming pictures and text describing life, incidents and some of the characters like old Long John who at eighty five had never been caught poaching, of Jack 'Cracker' Smith the ageless farmer, the Brigadier, still fishing despite his failing eyesight and of Dave and George the authors colleagues with their droll observations of country life. Obliteration of an owners inscription on fep. o/w a Fine book

The Painted Stream –A River Wardens Life.

AU$25.00
ID No.: 3054
J M  Dent & Sons   London 1985 4to  Illust 160p. Foreword by Sir Michael  Horden. Richly illustrated by the author. Original green cloth binding with d/j.  A River Wardens life on two of the most beautiful small rivers in England the Tavy and Walkham.   Armstrong was a river keeper, naturalist and wildlife artist.  Charming pictures and text describing life, incidents and some of the characters like old Long John who at eighty five had never been caught poaching, of Jack 'Cracker' Smith the ageless farmer, the Brigadier, still fishing despite his failing eyesight and of Dave and George the authors colleagues with their droll observations of country life. Obliteration of an owners inscription on fep. o/w a Fine book
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