London: William Pickering, 1827. Half Leather. Very Good binding. Item #7757
Small octavo. [viii], , 41 pp., frontis, plates. First modern edition. Originally issued in wrappers, this copy is in early straight-grained morocco with corners and morocco title label over the marbled paper-covered cover. The introduction is incorrectly paginated with a gap, so while the final page is xiii followed by a blank, there are actually eight pages. Porter notes this discrepancy in his catalogue. Light rubbing to the extremities, but well preserved and presents well in hand and on the shelf. Light foxing, but largely a clean copy. This front the library of American collector, Albert A. Howard with his small monograph label at the rear pastedown.
Porter notes, "As a dedicated fisherman, this book must have been close to Pickering's heart. The woodcut illustrations of hooks and rods are copied from the original edition" Porter 58. Checklist 1827.1; Keynes p. 53.