The Art of Angling

Improved, in all its parts, Especially Fly-Fishing: Containing A particular Account of the several Sorts of Fresh Water Fish, with their most proper Baits. Also The Names, Colours, and Seasons of all the most Useful Flies. With Directions for making each

BOWLKER, Richard

BOWLKER, Richard The Art of Angling Improved, in all its parts, Especially Fly-Fishing: Containing A particular Account of the several Sorts of Fresh Water Fish, with their most proper Baits. Also The Names, Colours, and Seasons of all the most Useful Flies. With Directions for making each

Printed by M. Olivers, 1758.

First edition. Small 8vo. [iv]+95 pp. Bound in contemporary panelled sheep with raised bands to spine. Boards worn with some superficial worming to the back board. Armorial bookplate of Arthur Yate to front pastedown, contemporary inscription to front blank and with piece excised from front endpaper, later ownership stamp to title. Internally fresh and clean with minor marginal loss to D4 not affecting text. Overall an authentic and well preserved copy of a scarce and important work.

One of the most influential fishing manuals of the eighteenth century. In the first edition Richard Bowlker alone is listed as author, however in subsequent editions Bowlker's son, Charles, claims the work as his own.
"The Son... was considered the most finished fly-fisher of his day." - Westwood & Satchell

PROVENANCE: Timothy Yate (ownership inscription dated 1777); Lt Colonel Arthur Campbell Yate (1853-??, soldier and author).

Westwood & Satchell p.39/40

Stock ID: 31745

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