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History of Fishing



David Ell Publishing Sydney 1991, 4to Illust 320p, D/J. This is one of the great books of Australian angling literature and is the most comprehensive book written on the history of fresh and saltwater fishing in Australia. It covers the sport from the unique methods of early Aboriginals to the present day. It also covers the related natural history. Beautifully illustrated with over 250 illustrations in black and white and colour. Contains an extensive 20 page bibliography of Australian fishing books. Foreword by Vic McCristal.   Inscription signed by author. -Very Fine         

The Tasmanian Trout

by 
ID No.: 4042.
AU$155.00

Launceston 1973, 8vo Illust 300p including adverts, soft cover.  Foreword by Sir Peter Crisp.  The story of the creation of one of the best trout fisheries of the world.  Produced by the Northern Tasmanian Fisheries Association to commemorate 75 years of service to angling.  - Very Good   

Snobs Creek Fish Hatchery,

by  FISHERIES & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT, VICTORIA.
ID No.: 499
AU$45.00

FISHERIES & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT, VICTORIA.  Melbourne 1957 1st edn. 8vo Illust 32p. Soft cover. The story of the development and operation of the Snobs Creek freshwater fisheries research station and native fish hatchery near Eildon. -Very Good  

A History of Fly Fishing for Trout,

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

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 first book to trace the history of the sport from its beginnings in the 15th century. “Major Hills has succeeded in identifying almost all the artificial flies mentioned by the early writers and his account of the evolution of rods, lines, reelsand tackle is very complete”. 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’. Includes 9 page bibliography of British and French fishing books.   Fine           

The Sports of the World

by AFLALO, F.G. (ed.)
ID No.: 19
AU$140.00

Cassell & Co London, n.d. (C1900), Special subscription edition  in two vols.  4to. Illust, 416pp. Blue cloth.  Much on fishing including chapters on tarpon, sea fishing in Turkey, black bass fishing in America, trout in New Zealand, salmon in Norway, mahseer in India. Pike fishing in Ireland;  Of special interest is chapter devoted to sea fishing in Australia.    Also includes stories including  Red Deer of Hungary; Tennis; Fox Hunting [Albrighton Hounds]; Bandy; Badminton; Shooting Dogs; Fell Head Sports; Bear hunting in Norway; Mountaineering;  Woodcock shooting in Constantinople; Football at the universities; Seal Shooting; Polo; Wrestling; Modern racing; Hunting cheetah; Australian cricket; The bowling green; Rowing at Henley; Archery; Wolf shooting in Russia; Kangaroo Hunting;  Boxing in the British Army and Navy; Otter Hunting; Maori sports; Yachting; Shooting rogue elephant in India; Rook Hawking; Roller skating; Croquet; Long Distance swimming; Japanese fencers and archers; tandem driving; Whippet racing; Lacrosse and baseball; Lawn tennis; Military sports in India. Over 500 photographs. - Sl foxing. - Fine

The Encyclopedia of Sport - Vol 1 and 2

by AFLALO, F.G. and Others (ed.)
ID No.: 21
AU$100.00

Lawrence and Bullen Ltd  London, 1897-98 1st. Edn in 2 vols, 4to,  Illust with 40 full page plates by Archibald Thorburn plus text illustrations, 632pp and 655pp.  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

by AFLALO, F.G. and Others (ed.)
ID No.: 22
AU$40.00

Lawrence and Bullen London, 1897-98, 4to Illust. Part X only, in original wrappers as issued,  569-632pp covering H to L,. Includes Kangaroos by Henry Francis. Mainly hunting - Very Good.

Fly-Fishing in Salt and Fresh Water

by Anon
ID No.: 513
AU$700.00

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 .

An Anglers Anthology

by AUSTIN, A.B. (ed.).
ID No.: 53
AU$75.00

Country Life London, 1930 1st edn, 4to, Illust. with 24 delightful dry points of angling scenes by  Norman Wilkinson, 168pp,  Green cloth cover with gilt title,  A presentation of the most memorable in prose and poetry of angling from the BOKE of St. Albyns until the 1930’s covering such subjects as praise and dispraise, days of youth, men and manners, angling ways and means, fishes, rivers and lake, sights and sounds and the end of life. Some fading to spine and front cover,  -Fine.

The Great Anglers.

by BAILEY, John.
ID No.: 2453
AU$35.00

David and Charles Newton Abbot,. 1990,.  8vo,.  240pp,. D/J,  The author, an angler, author and historian, establishes his selection criteria then discusses his selections. Rich in reminiscence, with factual and entertaining information. Many rare colour and black and white photograph and illustrations. - Fine,

David Ell Publishing Sydney 1991, 4to Illust 320p, D/J. This is one of the great books of Australian angling literature and is the most comprehensive book written on the history of fresh and saltwater fishing in Australia. It covers the sport from the unique methods of early Aboriginals to the present day. It also covers the related natural history. Beautifully illustrated with over 250 illustrations in black and white and colour. Contains an extensive 20 page bibliography of Australian fishing books. Foreword by Vic McCristal.   Inscription signed by author. -Very Fine         

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