The American Angler's Guide; Being a Compilation from the Works of Popular English Authors, from Walton to the Present Time; Together with the Opinions and Practices of the Best American Anglers: Containing Every Variety of Mode Adapted in Ocean, River, Lake, and Pond Fishing; the Necessary Tackle and Baits Required; Manner of Making Artificial Flies, &c. &c. &c.; With engravings on wood. By an American Angler.

New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co. and for sale by John J. Brown & Co. at the Angler's Depot, 122 Fulton-street, 1845. First edition. 16mo. 224, (5, ad for Brown's business) pp. Frontispiece, two plates, vignettes. Bruns B-253: "Very rare." Heller, Vol. II, 55: "The rarity of the first edition is no secret, and the second edition of 1846 is almost as rare." Westwood & Satchell, p. 4. Heckscher 305. Sage catalogue, p. 4: "Said to be the first angling book written in America." Scattered foxing, but a nice copy in an attractive binding. Rebound in 1959 by Thomas W. Patterson, the binder for the Hunt Botanical Library: full blue morocco, boards framed with gilt rules, gilt ornaments at the corners, an angling device centered, leather label and gilt rules between raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers, original cloth covers employed as pastedowns, marbled board slipcase. (8819). Item #61791

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