(1947) 2008 1st edn thus. The Three Beards Press. Machynlleth, Ellesmere & NH
Pp304. Illustrated initials by Paul Cook. 14pp of introductory material by Ken Callahan. Signed by both compilers. Green cloth. Mint in dust-wrapper. Signed by both compilers.
A new and much enlarged edition of J. Fitzgerald Hampton's Modern Angling Bibliography, revised and augmented by sporting booksellers Ken Callahan and Paul Morgan, with 14 pages of new essays and 184 pages of new material. The first serious attempt at a British angling bibliography since the supplement to Westwood & Satchell's Bibliotheca Piscatoria in 1901, Hampton intended the 1947 edition to be a stop-gap pending accumulation of more material. Whilst the planned sequel never appeared, a draft of it was preserved. The present work incorporates corrected and augmented entries from this draft as well as the first edition. The extent of Callahan and Morgan's new material exceeds that of the whole 1947 edition, and this edition amounts to a wholly new work. Used in conjunction with Bibliotheca Piscatoria, we expect this book to be the standard bibliography on the subject for many years to come. "Every reader and collector of angling books should have one" Fred Buller. "This is a major achievement, of great value to anyone interested in the British-centred literature of angling...No angling bibliophile should hesitate to buy a copy" David Beazley.