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Fishes of Australia

AU$75.00
By: STEAD, David.
ID No.: 1590
William Brooks & Co. Sydney 1906, 8vo Illust 278p. Original cloth, A popular and systematic guide to the study of the wealth of fish life in the Australian waters, 88 figures in text, plus 10 plates (1 colour and 9 b/w). Fp (in colour): Crested Weed-Fish gilt decoration on front cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Covers and spine speckled. Spine torn. Occasional foxing. Internally Very Good.

Fishes of Australia

AU$75.00
ID No.: 1590
William Brooks & Co. Sydney 1906, 8vo Illust 278p. Original cloth, A popular and systematic guide to the study of the wealth of fish life in the Australian waters, 88 figures in text, plus 10 plates (1 colour and 9 b/w). Fp (in colour): Crested Weed-Fish gilt decoration on front cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Covers and spine speckled. Spine torn. Occasional foxing. Internally Very Good.

A Gentleman Angler: The life and times of Douglas L. Bridges,

AU$990.00
By: TAYLOR, Harvey J. (ed.)
ID No.: 1664.

Privately published Judbury, Tasmania 1992 in edition limited to 60 signed copies, 8vo Illust [84p].  Red leatherette binding. Doug Bridges is one of Tasmania's well known angling identities. ……..” having been associated with the sporting life, more particularly fishing for 60 years in Hobart, and as such he has created an image for himself in his own lifetime. "  Being associated with anglers, either through his  sports store, his association with Government Authorities, or via angling competitions, he has given the sport an input few other men could emulate    -As new

A Gentleman Angler: The life and times of Douglas L. Bridges,

AU$990.00
ID No.: 1664.

Privately published Judbury, Tasmania 1992 in edition limited to 60 signed copies, 8vo Illust [84p].  Red leatherette binding. Doug Bridges is one of Tasmania's well known angling identities. ……..” having been associated with the sporting life, more particularly fishing for 60 years in Hobart, and as such he has created an image for himself in his own lifetime. "  Being associated with anglers, either through his  sports store, his association with Government Authorities, or via angling competitions, he has given the sport an input few other men could emulate    -As new

Life and Sport on the Pacific Slope,

AU$110.00
By: VACHELL, Horace.
ID No.: 1978.

Hodder and Stoughton London Colonial Edition ND (1900?), 8vo  Illust 312p. Dark green  buckram cover with gilt titles.. Set in California this look at rural life includes chapters on freshwater and sea fishing. Has a photo of the author and a 300lb. Black Bass.  Sl sun and rub to spine,  Some browning to ep.  Corners bump.  -Very Good 

Life and Sport on the Pacific Slope,

AU$110.00
ID No.: 1978.

Hodder and Stoughton London Colonial Edition ND (1900?), 8vo  Illust 312p. Dark green  buckram cover with gilt titles.. Set in California this look at rural life includes chapters on freshwater and sea fishing. Has a photo of the author and a 300lb. Black Bass.  Sl sun and rub to spine,  Some browning to ep.  Corners bump.  -Very Good 

Geehi to Great Lake,

AU$350.00
By: VICTORIAN FLY FISHERS ASSOCIATION
ID No.: 5034

VFFA Melbourne 2007 1st Edn. Ltd to 100 numbered copies. 8vo, 210p.  A deluxe copy in Rayas blue binding. Foreword by David Grisold. An anthology of  stories collected from its Newsletter  that "has presented a wealth of information and entertaining contributions from some of the major figures in this wonderful sport”. Written for the association  to celebrate 75 years. Box includes two flies tied by Rick Keam (Geehi and Great Lake Beetle.) -Mint

Geehi to Great Lake,

AU$350.00
ID No.: 5034

VFFA Melbourne 2007 1st Edn. Ltd to 100 numbered copies. 8vo, 210p.  A deluxe copy in Rayas blue binding. Foreword by David Grisold. An anthology of  stories collected from its Newsletter  that "has presented a wealth of information and entertaining contributions from some of the major figures in this wonderful sport”. Written for the association  to celebrate 75 years. Box includes two flies tied by Rick Keam (Geehi and Great Lake Beetle.) -Mint

Studies of an Angler,

AU$150.00
By: WACKETT, L.J.
ID No.: 4545.

Picken and Sons Melbourne 1950, 8vo Illust 235p D/J.   Contains studies of the trout, fishing techniques, insects, fly tying  and casting plastic bodies for artificial flies,  but most significant is the study of the effect of barometric pressure on trout.  Gingrich commented that this one chapter on pressure had a 'higher revelation quotient ... than any one chapter in any of the hundreds of fishing books that have come out anywhere since 1950'. Slight browning to FEP. Previous owners stamp on fep. Small tear to d/j.  – Fine   

Studies of an Angler,

AU$150.00
ID No.: 4545.

Picken and Sons Melbourne 1950, 8vo Illust 235p D/J.   Contains studies of the trout, fishing techniques, insects, fly tying  and casting plastic bodies for artificial flies,  but most significant is the study of the effect of barometric pressure on trout.  Gingrich commented that this one chapter on pressure had a 'higher revelation quotient ... than any one chapter in any of the hundreds of fishing books that have come out anywhere since 1950'. Slight browning to FEP. Previous owners stamp on fep. Small tear to d/j.  – Fine   

The Badminton Magazine of Sports and Pastimes Volume111 July to December 1896

AU$100.00
By: WATSON, Alfred E.T. (ed.).
ID No.: 1810
Longmans Green & Co. London 1896, 8vo Illust 748p, Green buckram with leather quarters,   75 articles including five on fishing and one illustrated article on shark fishing in Australia by Henry Francis. Many black and white plates and drawings. Some rubbing to edges. Previous owners name stamp on fep.  Sl foxing to prelims.  - Very Good         

The Badminton Magazine of Sports and Pastimes Volume111 July to December 1896

AU$100.00
ID No.: 1810
Longmans Green & Co. London 1896, 8vo Illust 748p, Green buckram with leather quarters,   75 articles including five on fishing and one illustrated article on shark fishing in Australia by Henry Francis. Many black and white plates and drawings. Some rubbing to edges. Previous owners name stamp on fep.  Sl foxing to prelims.  - Very Good         

Fly Rods and Fly Tackle

AU$250.00
By: WELLS, Henry P.
ID No.: 1864
Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington London  1886, 12mo Illust 364p. Blue cloth with gilt imprint. A wealth of information and suggestions for the  manufacture and use of rods reels and tackle. Includes rod manufacture and repair, reels, lines, leaders, hooks, casting the fly, and flies and fly fishing.Slight rubbing to edges.  -Nr Fine

Fly Rods and Fly Tackle

AU$250.00
ID No.: 1864
Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington London  1886, 12mo Illust 364p. Blue cloth with gilt imprint. A wealth of information and suggestions for the  manufacture and use of rods reels and tackle. Includes rod manufacture and repair, reels, lines, leaders, hooks, casting the fly, and flies and fly fishing.Slight rubbing to edges.  -Nr Fine

Schnappering.

AU$650.00
By: WELSBY, Thos.
ID No.: 2323

Outridge Printing Co. Brisbane 1905  1st Edn. 8vo Illust 320p original grey pictorial cloth. Over 30 black and white photograph plates  Fishing in the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay waters. Includes a discourse on fishing generally. Sl foxing.  Tips of spine have slight wear. Spine detached from front e/p. no map. o/w -Fine      

Schnappering.

AU$650.00
ID No.: 2323

Outridge Printing Co. Brisbane 1905  1st Edn. 8vo Illust 320p original grey pictorial cloth. Over 30 black and white photograph plates  Fishing in the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay waters. Includes a discourse on fishing generally. Sl foxing.  Tips of spine have slight wear. Spine detached from front e/p. no map. o/w -Fine      

Schnappering.

AU$750.00
By: WELSBY, Thos.
ID No.: 4431
Outridge Printing Co. Brisbane 1905 8vo Illust 320p original gray pictorial cloth. Over 30 plates and folding map end plate. Fishing in the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay waters. Includes a discourse on fishing generally. Sl foxing. Authors signature and presentation inscription dated 1929. Bookplates of Paul Tripcony and Ron Douglas. Scarce. Some foxing on prelims. Slight wear to tips of spine.-Near Fine

Schnappering.

AU$750.00
ID No.: 4431
Outridge Printing Co. Brisbane 1905 8vo Illust 320p original gray pictorial cloth. Over 30 plates and folding map end plate. Fishing in the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay waters. Includes a discourse on fishing generally. Sl foxing. Authors signature and presentation inscription dated 1929. Bookplates of Paul Tripcony and Ron Douglas. Scarce. Some foxing on prelims. Slight wear to tips of spine.-Near Fine

The Fly

AU$500.00
By: WIGRAM, R.H.
ID No.: 3679.

Stevens Publishing Launceston 2002 1st  ltd Edn. of 250 copies. 8vo. Illust. 63p. Brown leather cover with photo of Wigram fishing the Macquarie River inset. Illustrated EP’s.  Foreword by Mike Stevens. "This is not a book on fly tying” wrote Wigram "but it is a book on flies and the people who made them”  Includes flies by Major Powlett, Reg Lyne, Lance Wedlick, Dick Wigram, George Peck, Arthur  Keeble, J.M.Gillies, D.H. Hollis, Critcherly Parker, Dr Butler, Bob Peacock, Noel Jetson and Max Christensen. Published after his death this beautifully presented book has become a very valuable addition to the collectors library. -Very Fine  

The Fly

AU$500.00
ID No.: 3679.

Stevens Publishing Launceston 2002 1st  ltd Edn. of 250 copies. 8vo. Illust. 63p. Brown leather cover with photo of Wigram fishing the Macquarie River inset. Illustrated EP’s.  Foreword by Mike Stevens. "This is not a book on fly tying” wrote Wigram "but it is a book on flies and the people who made them”  Includes flies by Major Powlett, Reg Lyne, Lance Wedlick, Dick Wigram, George Peck, Arthur  Keeble, J.M.Gillies, D.H. Hollis, Critcherly Parker, Dr Butler, Bob Peacock, Noel Jetson and Max Christensen. Published after his death this beautifully presented book has become a very valuable addition to the collectors library. -Very Fine  

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