LONDON ANGLER'S BOOK, OR WALTONIAN CHRONICLE, Containing Much Original Information to Anglers Generally Combined With Numerous Amusing Songs and Anecdotes of Fish and Fishing, Never Before Published. Together with an Entirely New Description of the Thames, from London Bridge to Staines, the Lea from the Thames to Hertford, the Wandle, the Mole, the Wey, the Colne, the Brent, the Roding; and Every River and Stream within 20 Miles of London, Worth Fishing in
LONDON ANGLER'S BOOK, OR WALTONIAN CHRONICLE, Containing Much Original Information to Anglers Generally Combined With Numerous Amusing Songs and Anecdotes of Fish and Fishing, Never Before Published. Together with an Entirely New Description of the Thames, from London Bridge to Staines, the Lea from the Thames to Hertford, the Wandle, the Mole, the Wey, the Colne, the Brent, the Roding; and Every River and Stream within 20 Miles of London, Worth Fishing in

LONDON ANGLER'S BOOK, OR WALTONIAN CHRONICLE, Containing Much Original Information to Anglers Generally Combined With Numerous Amusing Songs and Anecdotes of Fish and Fishing, Never Before Published. Together with an Entirely New Description of the Thames, from London Bridge to Staines, the Lea from the Thames to Hertford, the Wandle, the Mole, the Wey, the Colne, the Brent, the Roding; and Every River and Stream within 20 Miles of London, Worth Fishing in

(London: John Baddeley, 1834).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS SCARCE TREATISE ON LONDON ANGLING BY THE FOUNDER OF THE 'TRUE WALTONIAN SOCIETY'. The author, a keen and enthusiastic amateur fisherman, lovingly explores all the rivers and streams of the area. He not only describes the various species of fish worth fishing for, and even provides us with a little song about each of them. A section of the book is devoted to what the author calls "the best part of the sport"--- fly fishing. A classic English sporting book that gives far more than a tip-of-the-hat to Isaac Walton's 17th century masterpiece. Item #29697

First edition. With an engraved frontispiece and two engraved plates of fishing tackle at the end. 12mo, bound in very handsome three-quarter calf over marbled boards to period style, the spine with gilt ruled bands and gilt lettering, edges untrimmed. vi, 185, vi, 2 pp. A very handsome copy of a scarce book typically found well worn, the text-block just lightly mellowed, the handsome binding is in very fine condition.

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