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Lot 0037
Author: Dawson, George
Title: Pleasures of Angling with Rod and Reel for Trout and Salmon
Place Published: New York
Publisher:Sheldon & Company
Date Published: 1876

xiv, [2], 264 pp. Illustrated with 4 wood-engraved plates with tissue-guards, including frontispiece; plus several wood-engraved vignettes. 18.5x12.5 cm (7¼x4¾"), original gilt-decorated terra-cotta cloth with front cover design of fish, basket and rod next to a canoe, spine design of an angler catching a fish, lettered in gilt. First Edition.

"This was the first book dedicated to fly fishing in America. The author wrote for the Albany Evening Journal. Scarce" - Bruns D 38; Westwood & Satchell p.77; Heckscher 606. Accompanied by an autograph letter signed by the author, two pages, presenting the book to Charles Reynolds, editor of Field & Stream, dated September 11, 1882: "Please accept the copy of "Pleasures of Angling" I send you by mail... I shall fill up some of my leisure time the coming autumn and winter, in writing on outdoor themes... The F. & S. deserves all the pleasant things that have been said of it..." Later address label of Earl Rosecrans, San Pedro, Cal., affixed to front flyleaf.


Some rubbing to spine ends and corners; hinges just starting to crack at endpapers, spot of adhesion damage to front free endpaper, very good to fine.

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1st American book on fly fishing

Estimate $250 - $350Oct 19, 2017
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
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