Item #33235 The KENTISH ANGLER; or the Young Fisherman's Instructor: shewing the Nature and Properties of Fish, Which are generally angled for in KENT; Their Haunts, Spawning Times &c., Rules and Cautions to be observed by Young Anglers; the proper method ofAngling for Trout, Carp, Pike, Tench, Roach, Eels &c, Worm, Minnow,Cadis, and Maggot fishing; Fly fishing; and the Preparation of ArtificialFlies; and An Abstract of the Laws of Angling. - By An Experienced Angler-. KENTISH Angler, Anonymous.

The KENTISH ANGLER; or the Young Fisherman's Instructor: shewing the Nature and Properties of Fish, Which are generally angled for in KENT; Their Haunts, Spawning Times &c., Rules and Cautions to be observed by Young Anglers; the proper method ofAngling for Trout, Carp, Pike, Tench, Roach, Eels &c, Worm, Minnow,Cadis, and Maggot fishing; Fly fishing; and the Preparation of ArtificialFlies; and An Abstract of the Laws of Angling. - By An Experienced Angler-.

Canterbury: Printed by J. Saffery; and may be had at Goulden'sGrocery and Fishing Tackle Shop, opposite palace street, Canterbury.1804. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 12mo, 17.5cm, the first edition, 40p., wanting the frontis and errata leaf, inserted is a folding Angling Scene engraving supplied from the London Illustrated News, clipping laid down on the final leaf and foot of p40., tape stains, internally relatively clean, very good, rare. (cgc) Original or contemporary owner's signature on the title page "Edward Scudamore, Bellevue Harbledown, Canterbury. With the remnants of a letter in Scudamore hand, with partial postal dated 1813?., W&S p126.One of the rare local books. Under the head of "roach" the author says:It is really surprising to see the shoals of roach that come up the river to Fordwich and Sturry; in spawning time the number is so very great,that it is customary for the mayor, jurats, or some of the freemen of that town, and likewise the gentlemen of Sturry, to catch them with a drag net and make presents of them to their acquaintances and poor inhabitants of Fordwich and Sturry. In the year 1782, Mr Woodrouff, Mr.Pidduck, two of the jurats, and some of the Freemen, did catch in one draught, one hundred and twenty bushes of roach, and many of them weighted two pounds, and some upward of three pounds a fish". At page 20are some "Lines by a gentleman, relative to fishing, which are too beautiful to be omitted by angler." Sage p122. Heckscher 1163. A rare angling book, printed in Canterbury and sold at "Goulden's grocery and fishing tackle shop". The anonymous author, who is clearly a Canterburyman gives a number of local references, remarks, "fly fishing is the most genteel, ingenious, pleasant, and innocent recreation of angling." Four copies have appeared at auction since 1975; 1999, 2001 (similar),2004 & 2006. The 2006 copy contained a clipping from The Field, (April21, 1934), printing a letter from F. William Cock relating to the Fordwich Trout and the Kentish Angler. Cock remarks that he knows of only two copies besides his own - perhaps referring to the Walsh-Litchfieldand Streatfeild-Petit copies. The last copy at auction (2006) which was complete made 53,600.00. Very Good. Item #33235

Price: $4,500.00

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