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Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed by William Scrope - 1st - 1843 - from CraigsClassics (SKU: 2096)

Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed

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Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed

by William Scrope

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This is an early fishing book - "Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the (River) Tweed" by William Scrope, Esq. 1843 1st edition; John Murray; London. "With an Account of the Natural History and Habits of the Salmon, Instructions to Sportsmen, Anecdotes, etc." The book features 13 full-page lithographs (some with color) and 9 wood engraving, in-text "vignettes."

From the Preface:
"It will be seen that in the letter-press I have attempted little more than to give a correct and faithful account of the manner and spirit in which the sport of salmon fishing is carried on in various ways where the scene is laid, and to bring before the sportsman the characters of such people as he is likely to fall in with in his excursions."

Here are a few examples of the contents:
* Citizen Anglers
* His Powers of Swimming and Leaping
* Change of Colour in Fish
* Seasons of Various Rivers
* Encounter with a Duck
* Childish Incident
* Murderous Fish
* A Ponderous Salmon
* Cut and Drowned
* New Construction of a Salmon Reel
* The Metropolitan Fly
* Mathematical Angling
* Discoloured State of the Water
* Enormous Pike with Splendid Eyes
* Fertile Imagination of an Angler
* Cow Versus Fish
* A Voracious Salmon
* A Chase
* Net and Harpoon
* A Night Scene, and Blazing Up
* Boat Sunk

The pages are in great condition - clean with no notable condition issues found, with the exception of a 1/2" tear at the outer edge of a front blank end paper and the half title page. The book has been rebound - the original covers, spine and end papers remain. Worn corners; cloth wear along the edges of the boards. Tight binding with no loose pages. Cracks at both the front and rear hinges between the end papers and pastedowns. Library label dated 1843 affixed to the front pastedown - no other library markings found.


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CraigsClassics US (US)
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Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed
William Scrope
Book condition
Used - Good-
John Murray
Place of Publication
Date Published
days nights salmon fishing, angling, william scrope, izaak walton, charles cotton, outdoors, nature, wildlife, hunting, trapping
Bookseller catalogs
Non-Fiction; Outdoor / Nature;

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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About CraigsClassics

My store offers a curated selection of antiquarian books in a variety of topics with an emphasis on classic literature and children's classics. I take pride in providing great customer service with prompt replies to offers and inquiries, careful packaging and next-day shipping. Based in scenic southern New Hampshire.


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