Item #37829 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 of Angling for Trout, Carp, Pike, Tench, Roach, Eels &c, Worm, Minnow, Cadis, and Maggot fishing; Fly fishing; and the Preparation of Artificial Flies; 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 of Angling for Trout, Carp, Pike, Tench, Roach, Eels &c, Worm, Minnow, Cadis, and Maggot fishing; Fly fishing; and the Preparation of Artificial Flies; and An Abstract of the Laws of Angling. - By An Experienced Angler -.

Canterbury: Printed by J. Saffery; and may be had at Goulden's Grocery and Fishing Tackle Shop, opposite palace street, Canterbury. 1804. 1st Edition. 12mo, 17cm, the first edition, 40,[1]p., with the errata, 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. In 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 20 are 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 Canterbury man 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, (April 21, 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-Litchfield and Streatfeild-Petit copies. The last copy at auction (2006) which was complete made 53,600.00 bound together with: Neil's Complete Anger; or, The Whole Art of Fishing. Containing Every Necessary Instruction for that Pleasand and fashionable Amusement, to which is added, A Correct Abstract of the Several Acts of Parliament with respect of ANGLING. Seventh Edition. London. Printed and Published by A. Neil. Nd. [], 12mo, 17.7cm, 38p., in 5's??? Engraved frontis, foxing on the verso, bound together with: Hints To Anglers; or, the Art Of Angling Epitomised, in Verse, with Explantory Notes. By T.F.S. An Old Piscator, containing directions for making Ground Batis, Paster, &c., London. Printed by R. Carpenter. 1808. 12mo, 17.6cm, title page vingette, 13p., bound together with: A Concise but Comprehensive Treatise on the Art of Angling, in which is given a Particular Account of the Principal Fishes which are caught in Rivers Ponds, Lake, &c., &c., With the Baits used, Manner of taking them, and the most proper Time for Fishing. London. N.p., 1809. 12mo, 17.8cm, 38p., engraved frontis, the lot. Item #37829

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