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1 Bowlker, Charles. BOWLKER'S ART OF ANGLING, greatly Enlarged and Improved; Containing Directions for Fly-Fishing, Trolling, Bottom-Fishing, Making Artificial Flies, & c. & c.
Ludlow: Proctor and Jones. viii + 145 p. 1826 1826 5th or later Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
12mo illus. 9th Ed. [1746].-60-28. Hand-colored engraved frontis of 30 flies; woodcuts; in original pictorial printed boards. Rebacked with cloth spine; inscriptions on endpapers; worn on edges. Good-Very Good. 
Price: 202.50 USD
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2 Carroll, Lewis. JABBERWOCKY.
Berkeley: Poole Press. 31 p. 1987. 1987 1562822454 / 9781562822453 1st Edition Hardcover New No Jacket Book Signed by Author(s)
4to illus. by M.P. Adams. 1st Lmt. Ed. One of 75 Numbered Copies, Signed by Designer and Illustrator.-Lewis Carroll's enigmatic poem has been arranged as a PLAY for children (and an AMUSEMENT for adults), with original music and wood engraved illustrations by Maryline Poole Adams, designer, printer, and binder of the edition. Adhering strickly to the text of Carroll's poem (incorporating his and Humpty-Dumpty's notes and definitions), M. P. Adams has arranged the verses into dramatic form with some stanzas set to original music composed by Adams. The book is letterpress printed in handset Deepdene type on Rives Heavyweight paper; quarterbound in black cloth with black and grey printed papers (in a trompe l'oeil pattern designed by Susan Acker) over boards; red spine label. There are 5 wood engravings, including one on the colophon page. 11 1/4" h. x 6 3/4" w. P-6. New. 
Price: 315.00 USD
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3 Gingrich, Arnold [Editor]. THE GORDON GARLAND. A Round of Devotions by His Followers.
NY: The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers. xiv + 247 p. 1965 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ 
8vo illus. Edited and With an Introduction by Arnold Gingrich. 1st Lmt. Ed., Number 763 of an Edition of 1500 Copies. [Cat. 63-208.] Very Fine in Very Good Slipcase. 
Price: 126.00 USD
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4 Grey, Edward. THE FLY-FISHERMAN & ON SEA TROUT. [2 Vol.]
Bovey Tracy: Flyfisher's Classic Libr. Vol. I: x + 28 p. Vol. II: 26 p. 1994 1st Lmt. Ed. 1994 1st Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ Signed by Author(s)
8vo illus. Cat. 59-156. One of 250 Copies, Signed by Edward, Grey of Fallodon. 2 volumes, New Hardcover in New Slipcase no DJ. 
Price: 298.80 USD
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5 Haig-Brown, Roderick. WRITINGS AND REFLECTIONS.
Toronto, ON, Canada Toronto: McClelland and Stewart. 222 p. 1982 077103766x / 9780771037665 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
8vo. Edited by Valerie Haig-Brown. 1st Ed. - [Cat. 63-263.] Cave A 199. Very Fine in price-clipped, o/w Fine DJ. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 Haig-Brown, Roderick. WRITINGS AND REFLECTIONS. From the World of Roderick Haig-Brown.
Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press. 222 p. 1982 1982 0295959452 / 9780295959450 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Gordon Maclean Signed by Author(s)
8vo Illus. by Gordon Maclean. Edited by Valerie Haig-Brown. 1st Ed. CAT. 65-422. -Signed by Valerie Haig-Brown on the half-title. The last in the Trilogy [others were "Wood & River Tales" & "The Master and his Fish."] Contains 24 pieces, incl. 6 unpublished, 2 CBC radio broadcasts, & 5 speeches, plus a revealing "Editor's Notes by Valerie. Pieces range from writing and reading to law, education, war, other writers, & conservation, the final theme in Haig-Brown's life. Very Fine in Very Good DJ. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 HAIG-BROWN. Cave, Robert Bruce. RODERICK HAIG-BROWN. A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Citris Heights: Prvt. Prnt. by Author. 332 p. 2000 2000 1st Edition Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12 Signed by Author
4to illus. 1st Lmt. Ed. One of 500 Unnumbered Copies.-Bob Cave has been working on a definitive bibliography of Haig-Brown [H-B] for over 7 years. This superlative book starts with Bibliographic References, a Foreword "Remembering Haig-Brown" by Van Egan, a coherant description of the terminology used in the descriptions, followed by sections on Books and Pamphlets by H-B (main part of the book, comprising 282 of of the 332 pages); Contributions to Books by H-B; Books with Excerpts of H-B's Writings; Book Reviews by H-B; Books about H-B; Articles in Periodicals by H-B; Articles in Periodicals about H-B; Published Letters Written by H-B; Broadcast on the CBC by H-B; and the Haig-Brown Collection at University of British Columbia. It also contains Appendices; a very useful Chronology of Published Books by H-B, with printing dates for all the different editions, and number of copies sold; and a Title Index. Each entry in the Book and Pamphlet section recieves a full bibliographic description by Title and Edition; Printed Title; Copyright; Collation; Contents; Typography and Paper; Binding; Dust Jacket; Copies Examined, and sometimes Notes. I found the Notes to be among the most interesting parts of the entire work. Since I am a long-term admirer of Haig-Brown, and a second-hand book dealer since 1977, I was fascinated with the details provided about the publishing history and other facets of the various editions. The book is further enhanced by unpublished photographs of Haig-Brown, reproductions of color plates from THE SALMON portfolio, and a color frontis of part of Bob Cave's own extensive Haig-Brown collection. Cat. 58-121. New in New DJ. 
Price: 85.50 USD
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8 Hoover, Herbert Clark. A REMEDY FOR DISAPPEARING GAME FISHES.
NY: Huntington Press. viii + 41 p. 1930 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Harry Cimino 
8vo Illus. with Woodcuts by Harry Cimino. Foreword by French Strother. 1st Lmt. Edition. Numbered Copy of 990 Copies. [CAT 54-341 & 65-460.] Very Fine in Near Fine Slipcase. 
Price: 76.50 USD
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9 Mather, Fred. MEN I HAVE FISHED WITH. Sketches of character and incident with rod and gun, from childhood to manhood; from the killing of little fishes and birds to a buffalo hunt.
NY: Forest and Stream Publ. Co. 371 p. 1897 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
[Cat. 58-207.] 8vo illus. 1st Ed. -These sketches originally appeared in FOREST & STREAM; 26 pieces with some portraits; includes Reuben Wood, George Dawson, Capt. Ira Wood. I especially enjoyed the section on Ira Wood in a fly casting tournament, where his brother Reuben restrained him from beating Seth Green, a famous older fly caster. 39-358 Green spine cloth sunned as usual, o/w G-Very Good. 
Price: 63.00 USD
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10 McLellan, Isaac POEMS OF THE ROD AND GUN. Or Sports by Flood and Field. Edited with a Memoir of the Author by Will Wildwood.
NY: Henry Thorpe. 271 p. 1886 1886 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
12mo with original steel-plate etching. 1st Ed.-[Cat. 66-619.] - McLellan went to school with Henry W. Longfellow, and remained friends with him until death. In original maroon cloth with gilt sporting scene on front cover. Ex-Library- Gift to California Academy of Sciences from Barton Warren Evermann. Label may have been removed carefully from spine. Very Good. 
Price: 63.00 USD
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11 Phipps, Lawrence C. FORTY YEARS OF THE ARAPAHOE HUNT. Including A Quarter Century of the Arapahoe Hunt by W.W. Grant, M.F.H.
No Place [Denver]: Prvt. Prnt. 112 p. 1969 1st Edition Hardcover As New No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
[Cat. 43-200 & 60-348.] 8vo illus. Unnumbered Copy of Lmt. Ed. -The Arapahoe Hunt used hounds & horses to chase coyotes in Colorado. Cat. 43-200 & 60-348. Very Fine [no DJ as issued] 
Price: 67.50 USD
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12 Quackenbos, John D. GEOLOGICAL ANCESTORS OF THE BROOK TROUT. And Recent Saibling Forms from which It Evolved.
New York: Published for The Anglers' Club of New York by Tobias A. Wright. 50 p. [printed on one side only] + 10 Plates, 8 in color]. 1916 Limited Edition. Copy No. 173 of 300 signed copies Hardcover Good No DJ 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ 
Quackenbos, John D. GEOLOGICAL ANCESTORS OF THE BROOK TROUT. And Recent Saibling Forms from which It Evolved. 8vo. Illus. New York: Published for The Anglers' Club of New York by Tobias A. Wright. 50 p. [printed on one side only] + 10 Plates, 8 in color]. 1916. Limited Edition. Copy No. 173 of 300 signed copies [Cat. 71.] 15-0227 n1/2y. –Gilt-ruled green leather front cover with photo plate inset on cover; Four line gilt verse under the plate; spine dulled with much edge wear on all the exterior; with inked inscription dated 1917 on front free end paper; Interior complete & Very Good with red ribbon marker; Overall, considering the frailty of the original binding, a Good copy. [$395 ] $355 
Price: 355.00 USD
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13 Sheets, Kevin. AMERICAN FISHING BOOKS 1743-1993. A Guide to Values. A Priced List of American Fishing Books, Catalogs, and Periodicals Published Since 1743.
. Anglers & Scholars. 108 p. Ann Arbor: 1993 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12 
4to illus. -Cat. 67-704-A. Over 2000 titles priced. Hard Cover Very Good-Fine in Very Good DJ. 1st Ed. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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14 Skues, G.E.M. (Seaforth and Soforth) MINOR TACTICS OF THE CHALK STREAM and Kindred Studies.
London: Adams and Charles Black. xii + 133 p. + [2 p.] Adverts. 1910 1st Ed. Hard Cover Fine. No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ 
Dedicated "To my friend the Dry-Fly Purist, and to enemies, if I have any." G.E.M. Skues had a wit and a clarity of thinking that is rare in the fly fishing world; important first book by the founder of modern nymph fishing. [Cat. 71. 15-0137jz] -Skues fought a long battle with F.H. Halford and the proponents of dry fly only on the chalk streams; he won the battle by careful reasoning in his writings and incredible finesse in his fishing, but he lost his battle when he was banned from fishing his favorite rivers. I met Frank Sawyer, the River Keeper, on the banks of the River Avon in 1961, and knew him up to his death in 1980. He had a lengthy rapport with G.E.M. Skues from 1945 to Skues' death in 1949. He didn't agree with all of Skues' observations, but he respected him greatly. I wish I could have been there for those meetings. I consider Skues and Sawyer the Giants of the Chalk Streams. This copy of MINOR TACTICS is one of the best copies I have ever had. It is exceptionally clean and bright, with no fading of the externals; a small neat piscatorial bookplate of Joseph Spear Beck [1 1/4" x 3/8"] is on the front corner of the pastedown. [$250] $225 
Price: 225.00 USD
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15 Walden, Howard T. 2nd. THE LAST POOL. Upstream and Down + Big Stony.
NY: Crown. xiv + 297 p. 1972 0517500353 / 9780517500354 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Milton C. Weiler 
[Cat. 67-790.] 8vo illus. by M.C.Weiler. Introduction by Sparse Grey Hackle. 1st Combined Edition. [1938; 1940]. Walden writes well of fishermen and fishing; he does not dwell on techniques, but on the vagaries of fish and men. 
Price: 27.00 USD
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16 Walton, Izaak and Charles Cotton. THE COMPLETE ANGLER.
NY: Routledge, Warnes, & Routledge. xii + 313 p. 1859 1859 5th or later Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
8vo illus. Edited by "Ephemera". The 3rd Ephemera Ed. [CAT 54-492 & 65-681.] -Coigney 75. In orig. decorated boards; front cover detached; spine darkened & chipped; with faults. About Fair-Good extern.; Intern. scattered foxing; Good intern. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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17 Walton, Izaak. THE COMPLEAT ANGLER or The Contemplatives Man's Recreation.
Boston: C.E. Goodspeed & Co. xxxii + 324 p. 1928 1928 5th or later Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ W.A. Dwiggins 
8vo with an Introduction by Bliss Perry and Decorations by W.A. Dwiggins. Lmt. Edition of 600. [1653]. [CAT 54-493 & 65-682.] -Coigney 299. The Goodspeed Edition. Fine but lacks slipcase. 
Price: 112.50 USD
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18 YALE. Furia, J, Ed. YALE ANGLER'S JOURNAL. Vol. II No. 1.
New Haven: Yale Angler's Journal. Vol.II No.1. 98 p. 1997 1997 1892441020 / 9781892441027 1st Edition Soft cover New No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ 
8vo illus. 1st Ed. 1st Prnt. -The third publication in the Series. [Vol. I. No. 2 was 2nd]. With 13 contributions; section on angling book search sources; humorous review of fictional fishing titles. [Cat. 32-301 & 67-833.] New PB. 
Price: 10.80 USD
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