ID No.: 2455.
The London and Counties Press Association Covent Garden London, 1913. 1st Edn. 4to, Illust 413 pp. Number 343 of Limited ed. of 750 numbered copies. Portrait frontispiece and a dedication to King George V. Rebound in brown leatherette with gilt title. Printed on untrimmed handmade paper. Supported by 7 coloured illustrations, 5 monochrome plates, 5 photogravure plates and 51 half tone plates. Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, seventh baronet of Monreith (1845-1937) was a celebrated country sportsmen and this book has become a much sought-after record of the angler’s art before the Great War. "Sir Herbert Maxwell's book is perhaps the most distinguished single volume publication of its kind, and successfully realizes the author"s goal of providing "in a single work information about fishing in all parts of the world" (Preface, p. v). Contributions include chapters on Salmon Fishing, Salmon Flies, Sea Trout Fishing, Trout Fishing, Char and the Grayling by Sir Herbert Maxwell, Pike Fishing, Perch Fishing, Sea Trout Fishing, Carp fishing, Dace, Small Fry, Chub, and Bream Fishing by R.B. Marston, Sea Fishing, Tarpon, Tuna or Tunny Fishing, Pollack, Coalfish, Sea Bream, Grey Mullet, Mackerel, Sharks, Dogfish and Skate, by F.G. Aflalo, American Trout Fishing by Theodore Gordon, Fishing in the East by H.S. Thomas, Trout Fishing in New Zealand by C.E. Lucas, Salmon and Trout Fishing in Canada by E.T.D. Chambers and Tyee Fishing in British Columbia by Nigel Bourke. Slight foxing. –Fine