The Experienc'd Angler:

Or Angling Improv'd. Being A General Discourse of Angling Imparting the Aptest ways and Choicest Experiments for the taking of most sorts of Fish in Pond or River

VENABLES, Robert

VENABLES, Robert The Experienc'd Angler: Or Angling Improv'd. Being A General Discourse of Angling Imparting the Aptest ways and Choicest Experiments for the taking of most sorts of Fish in Pond or River

Printed for Richard Marriot, 1676.

The fourth edition (much enlarged). Finely bound in later full morocco by Riviere, with raised bands and gilt elaboration to spine and triple ruled border to covers, elaborate dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece after F.H. van Houe and ten engravings of fish in the text. A very good copy with a repaired tear to E4 and occasional light soiling to the text. Binding in fine condition.

Venables's famous treatise on angling of which Walton described as "the Epitome of Angling" when it was first published in 1662. This edition was issued in conjunction with the fifth edition of Walton's Compleat Angler and the first appearance of Cotton's continuation of The Compleat Angler under the collective title of The Universal Angler, available as a single work or as three separate works.
"I have read and practised by many books of this kind … yet I could never find in them that height for judgement and reason which you have manifested in this" - Isaac Walton

Westwood & Satchell p.214

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