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THE ANGLER'S INSTRUCTOR: A TREATISE ON THE BEST MODES OF...

London: Longman and Co. Nottingham: T Forman, 1857. First Edition. 8vo (19.5cm); original green cloth with gilt lettering to front and fishing tool motif on front and fly on back; head and tail of the spine rubbed; inked ownership signature of E. F. Mason to endpaper. A good copy. Recased, foxed. Bailey was the self-proclaimed champion roach fisher of England, using the Nottingham technique of using a free-running centrepin reel. His book, The Angler's Instructor, sought to update the instructions set out in Walton's two-hundred-year old classic, The Compleat Angler, and also promote the Nottingham style over the London roach technique which favoured using poles. Size: Approximately 7 ½ inches tall. Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – rubbed top and tail, gilt decor. Joints – good condition. Corners – good condition – worn and bumped. Boards – good condition – some rubbing, marks and scratches. Page edges – good condition – darkened top edge. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – repaired. Paste downs – good condition – foxed. End papers – good condition – foxed, inscribed in ink and pencil. Title – good condition – age toned, foxed. Pages – good condition – some foxing, marks and spots but mostly clean and sound. Binding – good condition. See photos Publisher: see above Publication Date: 1857. Binding: HardbackRead more

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Fable of the Bees; Or

London: Printed for J. Tonson, 1728 Fifth Edition; London: Printed for and Sold by J. Roberts, First Edition, 1729. Hardcover. Fifth edition of The Fable of the Bees. London: Printed by J Tonson. Preface [14], 477pp. The Fable of the Bees, Part II, London: Printed and Sold by J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, 1729. Preface [i]-xxxi, 432pp., Index [24]. Volumes are uniformly bound in full calf with 5 raised bands on the spines, red labels with gilt lettering, covers show some wear and rubbing, bumped corners, minor cracking to the joints, minor loss on the corners and at the crown of Part II. Volume I rear joint repaired. Text collated and complete, clean with 2 ink corrections to one of the pages and waviness to the pages in Vol II. Size: Approximately 8 ¼ inches tall. Condition Report Externally Spine – fair to good condition – worn, marked with minor loss. Joints – fair to good condition – worn, cracked to the top of the front joint of both volumes, repaired to the rear of Vol I. Corners – fair to good condition – worn, rubbed and bumped. Boards – good condition – marked. Page edges – good condition – darkened top edge. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – cracked after the title to Vol I, cracked to the paper but leather good. Paste downs – good condition – plain with signature of previous owner John Walter Moore 1830. End papers – good condition – marked. Title – good condition – foxed. Pages – good condition – light foxing throughout. Binding – good condition. See photos. Publisher: see above Publication Date: 1728/9 Binding: HardbackRead more

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