(1867) 1867 2nd edition. Longmans, Green & Co. London.
Small 8vo. Ppxvi,472+ads. Fifteen engraved plates, five of them hand-coloured. Maroon blind-stamped cloth. Recased in original cloth. Slightly dusty & used. Good-plus.
2 pp tackle advertisements & a 32 pp catalogue of Longmans books at rear. The engraved plates are of fishing tackle and flies. Three of the five fine hand-coloured plates are of classic salmon flies, and over 100 pages of the text are devoted to tying salmon flies. Further editions were published in 1872 (3rd), 1876 (4th), 1880 (5th), 1885 (6th) and 1920. One of the greatest and most comprehensive angling books. Good section on pike with plates of rigs and flights. "His main book, covering every aspect of angling, coarse, spinning and fly, A Book On Angling, was far in advance of anything that had been published before. Some of it is still quoted, notably this: 'The judicious and perfect application of dry, wet and mid-water fly fishing stamps the finished fly fisher with the hallmark of efficiency.' " (From a newspaper article by Conrad Voss Bark).