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The Sportsman In Ireland: With His Summer Route Through The Highlands Of Scotland

By: Allan, Bob Robert

Price: $424.95

Publisher: London, England, Henry Colburn: 1840

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: C2280

Condition: Poor


(Description) Significant wear to boards. Front board of volume 1 has completely separated from the rest of the volume. Bother covers and spine cloth have separated from signatures ofvolume 2. The books will need to be re-bound professionally. Foxing to interior pages, but remain tightly sewn together. View more info

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Gentlemen Preferred Dry Flies

By: Black, William C.

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Albuquerque, NM, Univ. of New Mexico Press: 2010

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00886

ISBN: 0826347959

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) Brand new unread, clean and tight. *** (Synopsis) There is evidence that men have been fooling fish with fake flies for over 700 years, possibly much longer, going back to China and Macedonia and Rome. The first fly-fishing book, written in the early years of the fifteenth century but not published until 1496, was for many years attributed to Dame Juliana Berners, an English nun born some years before that. Subsequent evidence shows that she may not have been the author of the Treatise of Fishing with an Angle. The true author is unknown, but the dictates of the book have lived ... View more info

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By A Thread: A Retrospective 0n Women and Fly Tying

By: Block, Erin

Price: $94.95

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, The Whitefish Press: 2016

Edition: Ltd. Ed. Of 100 copies

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB01468

ISBN: 1945565004

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) Limited Edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered by the author on a bookplate inside front cover. ***(Synopsis) In this retrospective on women and fly tying author Erin Block uncovers a largely hidden side of fly fishing history. From the heart of the nineteenth century to the present, the work of fifteen famous fly tiers are outlined in this seminal work. From Carrie Frost, who built an empire on the Mississippi River, to Carrie Stevens, who built a legend in Maine, some of the most important names in fly angling are covered in detail. Portraits of famed commercial tiers like ... View more info

British Anglers’ Natural History

By: Boulenger, E.G.

Price: $11.95

Publisher: London, Collins: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: U00910

Condition: Good


(Description) Minor edgewear to book and jacket. Unclipped jacket has several half-inch chips but otherwise in very good shape for this aged book. View more info

The Living River: A Fisherman's Intimate Profile of the Madison River Watershed, Its History, Ecology, Lore, and Angling Opportunities

By: Brooks, Charles E.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Nick Lyons Books: 1979

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: U00010

ISBN: 0385156553

Condition: Very Good


(Description) Book in very good condition. Jacket Clipped, with one closed tear and minor chips at edges. ***(Synopsis) A Fisherman's Intimate Profile of the Madison River Watershed, Its History, Ecology, Lore, and Angling Opportunities View more info

The Living River: A Fisherman's Intimate Profile of the Madison River Watershed, Its History, Ecology, Lore, and Angling Opportunities

By: Brooks, Charles E.

Price: $15.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Nick Lyons Books: 1979

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: U01493

ISBN: 0385156553

Condition: Very Good+


(Description) Book has light edgewear, else clean and tight. *** (Synopsis) THE LIVING RIVER is an evocation to a great river as understood and loved by a great trout fisherman. It is an intimate glimpse of the history of the river, stretching eons into the past, and of the Indians, pioneers, and later settlers who made their lives along its shores. It is a shrewd and practical study of the ecology of the river - its varied voices, the insects that inhabit its riffles and pools, the rainbow and brown trout that live in its waters. It is a complete portrait - moving and frank - that starts wit... View more info

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The Chronological History of Penn Reels, 1932-1957 (with The Penn Reel Collector's Companion and Price Guide, and A Documentary History of Penn Reels, 1932 - 1957)

By: Cacioppo, Michael

Price: $294.95

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, Whitefish Press: 2014

Edition: Ltd. Ed. of 100

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB01309

ISBN: 1936702800

Condition: As New


(Description) One 3-book set of the Hardcover Limited Edition set of 100 copies (matching numbered). Each book signed and numbered by the Author on publisher's bookplates. This listing is for all three books together and will not be split up. ***Synopsis - The Chronological History of Penn Reels, 1932-1957) One of the greatest success stories in the history of fishing tackle is the Penn Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Co. of Philadelphia, Penn. Founded by Otto Henze in the teeth of the great depression, Henze revolutionized the field of saltwater angling, making the sport affordable for the worki... View more info

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Classic and Antique Fly-Fishing Tackle: A Guide for Collectors and Anglers

By: Campbell, A. J.

Price: $189.95

Publisher: New York, NY, The Lyons Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00155

ISBN: 1558214003

Condition: Very Good


(Description) Author signed 1st printing!! Slight bump to spine ends, else clean and tight. *** (Synopsis) Anglers are always fascinated with fly fishing's Golden Age, and nothing brings back those years a vividly as a fine old rod and reel bearing the honorable scars of a lifetime afield. Classic & Antique Fly-Fishing Tackle features in-depth coverage of traditional gear from the 1860s to the 1920s and affordable production tackle from the 1930s through the 1960s. Campbell discusses the history, design, construction, fishing characteristics, and identification of important gear, and offers ti... View more info

Roderick Haig-Brown, A Descriptive Bibliography

By: Cave, Robert Bruce

Price: $84.95

Publisher: Citrus Heights, CA, Self-Published: 2000

Edition: 1st Ed,1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: U02323

Condition: Very Good+


(Description) Previous owner name penned in at front cover, else very light shelfwear to book and unclipped jacket. Very nice copy. View more info

The Complete Book of Sportfishing

By: Cederberg, Goran (Editor)

Price: $64.95

Publisher: Bonanza Books: 1988

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Editor

Seller ID: U00876

ISBN: 0517662191

Condition: Very Good


(Description) Large coffee-table book. Minor edge and corner wear, with two 2tears to the unclipped DJ. Signed by Cederberg! ***(Synopsis) Features the history of sportfishing; Fish and their world; Spinning and bait-casting; Bait-fishing; Coastal fishing; Sea-Fishing; Fly-Fishing; Fly-tying; Fishing after the catch and much more. More than 300 full-color photographs and 250 drawings in 284 pages. This is an essential 'handbook' for every enthusiast and is a handy reference work for learning more about fish, and at the same time, it provides an introduction to new fishing habitats. Here is a ... View more info

Izaak Walton, A Drama in Four Parts

By: Dance, Charles

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Far Hills, NJ, Meadow Run Press: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: AB00515

ISBN: 1886967105

Condition: As New


(Synopsis) The only known printed form of this work was in a pamphlet, edited by B. Webster which states that it was correctly printed from a prompter's copy. This book maintains the style and form of the original. View more info

Salmon Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia

By: Davis, Edmund

Price: $199.95

Publisher: England, Flyfisher's Classic Library: 1994

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: AB00310

Condition: As New


(Description) Quarter leather bound under cloth covered boards with gilt lettering and highlights. In original cloth covered slip-case. Edition limited to 750 copies. View more info

Salmon Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia

By: Davis, Edmund W.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: England, Flyfisher's Classic Library: 1994

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: C0400

Condition: As New


(Description) Quarter leather bound under cloth covered boards with gilt lettering and highlights. In original cloth covered slip-case. Edition limited to 750 copies. View more info

Salmon Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia

By: Davis, Edmund W.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: London, England, Flyfisher's Classic Library: 2001

Edition: 2nd Ltd. Ed. #165 of 950

Seller ID: C0399

Condition: As New


(Description) Full Leather bound in slipcase. Numbered limited edition. As New. View more info

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Books of the Black Bass: An Annotated Bibliography & Checklist

By: Drury, Clyde E.

Price: $264.95

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, The Whitefish Press: 2015

Edition: Ltd. Ed. of 30 copies

Seller ID: AB01458

ISBN: 1936702606

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) One of a limited edition of 30 numbered copies. The 5th edition, revised and updated. ***(Synopsis) From Clyde Drury, the most esteemed historian of bass fishing since Dr. Henshall himself, comes the definitive work on published books on the bass. At nearly six hundred pages, this massive hardcover limited edition book contains descriptions of over 6,000 titles, including books, printed eBooks, booklets, pamphlets, technical papers, folders, maps and Bass magazines (including English, Africaans, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese & Spanish publications). Each t... View more info

Reel Women; The World of Women Who Fish

By: Foggia, Lyla

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Hillsboro, OR, Beyond Words Publishing: 1995

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: AB00514

ISBN: 1885223188

Condition: Near Fine


(Synopsis) The first document on fishing is attributed to an English nun in the 15th century; while modern women constitute a third of all anglers. These and other facts and stories are gathered by an author/female angler to present a running history of women's active involvement in fishing, presenting role models and engrossing insights. View more info

Catskill Rivers: Birthplace of American Fly Fishing

By: Francis, Austin M.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Nick Lyons Books: 1983

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: SNC339

ISBN: 0832902829

Condition: Very Good+


(Description) Mild edgewear and some light soiling. View more info

Classic Salmon Flies

By: Frodin, Michael

Price: $31.95

Publisher: Bonanza Books: 1991

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: U00580

ISBN: 051705888X

Condition: Very Good


(Description) Mild edgewear to book and jacket, remainder dot on bottom page edges. View more info

Classic Salmon Flies

By: Frodin, Michael

Price: $28.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Bonanza Books: 1991

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: U01646

ISBN: 051705888X

Condition: Very Good


(Description) Edgewear to book and unclipped jacket, small chip and bumped front corner. ***(Synopsis) Frodin presents 165 specially selected and fully dressed classic Salmon flies in words and pictures; also shows both their original patterns and different variants, and will be of great value to every historically interested flyfisherman and flytiers. View more info

Fishing Tackle of Yesterday; A Collector's Guide.

By: Graham, Jamie Maxtone

Price: $84.95

Publisher: Self-Published: 1989

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: U01672

Condition: Very Good


(Description) Light corner bumps, else a nice tight copy. ***(Synopsis) Interesting compendium of old advertisements, patent drawings and illlustrations from fishing tackle catalogues, principally Hardy's and Allcock's. The entries are arranged systematically so as to illustrate the historical development of reels, tackle and accessories, and have been chosen with the interests of collectors in mind. Includes a detailed commentary by the author. View more info