ANGLING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES, REDUCED TO A COMPLETE SCIENCE: (Unique copy with many handwritten, hand-illustrated and blank pages bound in) Being the Result of More than Forty Years Real Practice and Strict Observation Throughout the Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland. In three parts. First, Describing (among other things) the Counties of England, Wales, and Scotland, in alphabetical order
Published by T. N. Longman and O. Rees in London 1800
8vo. contemporary diced red calf, gilt. Marbled endpapers. 298pp. text PLUS 74 blank pages have been bound in throughout the text, 21 being covered in tiny and beautifully handwritten notes (including an Index to all three parts), and 2 further pages being hand-illustrated with a fish, and with 14 hand-drawn and coloured flies with accompanying notes. There are a few further pencil and ink notes in margins in the same hand. Previous owner's ink name to reverse of ffep but from handwriting style, not the original note writer.