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The Turn in the Trail: Northwoods Tales of the Upper Great Lakes
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The Turn in the Trail: Northwoods Tales of the Upper Great Lakes

By SANDBERG, Walt; ALLEN, Gordon (illus.)

Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press, 1980. Hardcover. Near fine. 1,000 copies published by The Amwell Press for The National Sporting Fraternity Limited. This is copy no. 992 signed by Sandberg, Allen, and Jim Rikhoff, President of NSFL. 215 p. 24 cm green hardcover in 25 cm burgundy slipcase. B&w frontispiece and numerous b&w illustrations. Faint wear to slipcase.

$30.00

The Great Fish
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The Great Fish

By SAMSON, Jack; BLANCHARD, Victoria (illus.)

Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press, 1983. Hardcover. Very good +. 1,000 copies published by The Amwell Press for The National Sporting Fraternity Limited as the 2nd book in its Angling Heritage Collection. This is copy no. 985 signed by Samson, Blanchard and Jim Rikhoff, President of NSFL. xii, [2], 181 p. 22 cm black hardcover in 23 cm pale blue slipcase. B&w line drawings. One side of slipcase has small holes and it has a bit of wear to edges. Introduction by Billy Pate.

$40.00

Fogo Island Young (and not so young) Fishermen; The Green Shores of Fogo
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Fogo Island Young (and not so young) Fishermen; The Green Shores of Fogo

By BEST, Mary, et al

Fogo, Newfoundland, nd. ca 1977. Staplebound. Very good. 19, [1] p. 28 cm. 6 b&w figures and map at rear. Staplebound typewritten or photocopied sheets. Some rusting to staples. Pages 14-15 inserted twice. P. 7 upside down. 14 students took part in this project which thanks the federal government for its funding. Discussion of fishing rights, the 200 mile limit, foreign fishermen, the Fogo Island way of life. Tucked inside are six colour advertisements for Earle Sons & Co., Fogo, Newfoundland.

$75.00

Men 'N Boats: The Fisheries of the Great Lakes
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Men 'N Boats: The Fisheries of the Great Lakes

By PROTHERO, Frank

The Author, nd. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. 174 p. 29 cm. B&w illustrations. Green leatherette in mylar-covered dustjacket. Signed by author on front free endpaper with ink date below. Light wear to jacket.

$75.00

Salmon of the World
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Salmon of the World

By SCHWIEBERT, Ernest

New York: Winchester Press, 1970. Hardcover. Very good. Limited edition of 750 copies of which this is no. 486. 63 p. 41 cm. 30 colour plates by the author in front folder. 30 smaller b&w illustrations in text. One fly hook and one fly hook illustration on dedication page. Blue cloth spine with marbled paper boards. In matching slipcase with light wear on lower spine. Signed twice by Schwiebert, once on copyright page and on p. 7. First plate has slight discolouration. Ernie Schwiebert was a renowned angler and angling author, a pioneer in the fishery conservation movement, and involved in the founding of Trout Unlimited. The foreword is by Arnold Gingrich, co-founder of Esquire and another famous fly-fisherman.

$650.00

Atlantic Salmon and the Fly Fisherman
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Atlantic Salmon and the Fly Fisherman

By ANDERSON, Gary

Montreal, Quebec: Salar Publishing, 1985. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 150-copy slipcased edition. This copy is no. 68. Signed by Ed Sutton and Gary Anderson. [13], 240p. 28.5 cm binding, 29 cm slipcase. Book bound in kid leather from Bangledesh selected personally by author. Gilt on spine, front board, and slipcase. Includes promotional pamplet from the book's release as a promotion to subscribers of Atlantic Salmon Journal. Sketches by Ed Sutton. Some discolouration to the boards with some spotting. No other discernible wear.

$300.00

The Fishing's Only Part Of It
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The Fishing's Only Part Of It

By LAMB, Dana; HARDIE, Eldridge (illus.)

Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press, 1982. Hardcover. Fine. 1,000 copies published by The Amwell Press for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited. This is copy no. 235, signed by Lamb, Hardie, and Jim Rikhoff, President of NSFL. xv, 171 p. 22 cm blue hardcover in 23 cm pale blue slipcase. B&w line drawings. Intro by Ernest Schwiebert.

$50.00

The Atlantic Salmon Treasury: An Anthology of Selections from the First Quarter-century of The Atlantic Salmon Journal 1948-1974
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The Atlantic Salmon Treasury: An Anthology of Selections from the First Quarter-century of The Atlantic Salmon Journal 1948-1974

By BATES, Joseph D., Jr. (ed.); DEFEO, Charles & WEILER, Milton C., et al (illus.)

Montreal: The Atlantic Salmon Association, 1975. Hardcover. Very good +. 1,000 copies signed by Bates, of which this is no. 488. xv, 430 p. 24 cm blue hardcover in 25 cm pale blue slipcase. Pasted-in colour frontispiece by DeFeo. 4 more colour plates and numerous b&s illustrations. Top edge gilt. Bookplate on front free endpaper. Slight wear to slipcase. Historical notes, bits about Atlantic salmon, salmon flies and tackle, tips on fishing tactics, salmon fishing, the lore of Atlantic salmon, fish tales by the fireside. Preface by David M. Lank.

$125.00

The Arte of Angling, 1577
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The Arte of Angling, 1577

By BENTLEY, Gerald Eades (ed.)

Princeton University Press, 1958. Second Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good +. 91 p. + facsimile plates. 19 cm. Hardcover in mylar-covered dustjacket. Light wear to jacket. Introduction by Carl Otto v. Kienbusch. Explanatory notes by Henry L. Savage. Contains the modernized text as well as the facsimile. Anonymous author may have inspired Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler 76 years later.

$35.00

The Complete Angler: Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being A Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing
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The Complete Angler: Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being A Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing

By WALTON, Izaac; COTTON, Charles; RENNIE, James (ed.)

Manchester: S. Johnson and Son, 1846. Cloth. Good. 328 p. 18 cm. B&w frontispiece portrait and numerous small b&w illustrations, mainly of fish. Brown cloth hardcover with blank impressing and gold on spine. Corners bumped. Spine ends softened. Ink inscription on front pastedown. Endpapers, frontispiece, and title page stained. Occasional spotting or thumbing elsewhere. The last forty years of Walton's life were spent visiting eminent clergymen and others who enjoyed fishing, compiling the biographies of people he liked, and collecting information for The Compleat Angler. He sometimes visited Charles Cotton in his fishing house on the Dove. The first edition of his book The Compleat Angler was published in 1653. Notes by Sir John Hawkins.

$150.00

Brown Waters
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Brown Waters

By BLAKE, W. H.; TWEEDSMUIR, Lord (pref.)

Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada Ltd., 1940. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Fair. GAGNON, Clarence A.. [18], 168 p. 23 cm. Eight colour illustrations by Clarence A. Gagnon and black and white frontispiece portrait of the author. Cloth hardcover with brown and gold labels. In mylar-covered pictorial dustjacket. Jacket has tears, creases, and chips. Pages clean. Text clear and unmarked. A de luxe illustrated addition of Blake's angling classic. Limited to 1000 copies, the book features the work of French Canadian artist Clarence Gagnon who is credited with introducing "Modernity" to Canada. Contents: Preface; Brown Waters; Fountinalis; The Wing-Footed or Shining One; The Laurentides National Park; A Tale of the Grand Jardin; Bullets and Their Billets; A Christmas Jaunt; Le Long du Sentier.

$75.00

An Act for allowing, until the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and seven, the Importation of certain Fish from Newfoundland, and the Coast of Labrador, and for granting a Bounty theron
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An Act for allowing, until the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and seven, the Importation of certain Fish from Newfoundland, and the Coast of Labrador, and for granting a Bounty theron

By ANONYMOUS

London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 16 July 1806. Disbound. Very good +. Georgii III. Regis. Cap. CIII. Pages 969-972. 30 cm. Disbound. Light foxing. By this act, pickled salmon or salted cod fish may be imported from Newfoundland or the coast of Labrador to the United Kingdom. Most of the document sets forth the conditions for a bounty paid to the importer.

$150.00

The Critical Condition of the Atlantic Salmon Industry in Quebec
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The Critical Condition of the Atlantic Salmon Industry in Quebec

By NOBBS, Percy E.

Province of Quebec Association for the Protection of Fish and Game, April, 1948. Pamphlet. Good +. 13 p. 23 cm. Stapled pamphlet with green paper covers. Spots to front cover. Distributed through the kindness of Friends Interested in the Fisheries. Topics include: good and bad years, diminuition over a century, salmon routes, Porte aux Basques fishery, salmon families, survival of young salmon, organized management, statistics, recommendations, Maritime Salmon Commission.

$25.00

The Complete Angler: or The Comtemplative Man's Recreation
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The Complete Angler: or The Comtemplative Man's Recreation

By WALTON, Izaak; COTTON, Charles; MAJOR, John (ed.)

London: John C. Nimmo, 1896. Hardcover. Very good. xv, 445 p. 20 cm. Frontispiece, 7 plates, 74 wood engravings. Green cloth with gold print. Hinges cracked internally. Prize bookplate on front pastedown endpaper from Daniel Stewart's College For Boys, Edinburgh. Owner's label next page, mild spotting. A lovely edition of a classic.

$40.00

Der  Huchen: Vorkommen, Aufzucht und sportlicher Fang
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Der Huchen: Vorkommen, Aufzucht und sportlicher Fang

By HARSÁNYI, Alexander

Hamburg: Paul Parey, 1982. Hardcover. Good. 176 p. 22 cm. 96 illustrations, 4 in colour, and 9 tables. Pictorial hardcover. Tape on covers near lower spine. Small chip in cover near tape. A little light soiling. Blind stamp on front free endpaper. Inscribed on half title by Alexander but not sure if it's the author. German text.

$100.00

Fishing Methods and Devices of the Maori
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Fishing Methods and Devices of the Maori

By Best, Elsdon

New York: AMS Press, 1979. Hardcover. Very good. viii, 230 pp. 8vo. Many b&w illusrtations and photographs. Reprinted of the 1929 ed., published by Dominion Museum, Wellington, New Zealand. Dominion Museum Bulletin No. 12. Owner's stamp to fore-edge. An essential text on the subject. Includes chapter on sharks and whales, net construction, as well as fishing lore.

$45.00

Fishing Tackle
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Fishing Tackle

By D. H. Howden and Co.

London, Ontario: D. H. Howden and Co., ca. 1955. Catalogue No. F-1955. Original wraps. Very good. 75 p. 28 cm. Hundreds of b&w illustrations. Red pictorial card covers with soiling, mainly to rear. Front cover creased. A London, Ontario company that produced the "Latest and Best in Fishing Equipment" from Anchors to Worm Harness. Don't miss the Mosquito Head Nets on p. 68, complete with opening for your pipe or cigarette.

$125.00

ANNO PRIMO GEORGII IV. REGIS. CAP. XXXIII. An Act to amend and continue, until the Thirty-first Day of December One thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, several Laws relating to the Encouragement of the Greenland Whale Fisheries.
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ANNO PRIMO GEORGII IV. REGIS. CAP. XXXIII. An Act to amend and continue, until the Thirty-first Day of December One thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, several Laws relating to the Encouragement of the Greenland Whale Fisheries.

By ANONYMOUS

London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Exellent Majesty, 1820. Disbound. Good. pp. 266-267. 4p. total. 30 cm. Royal coat of arms at top of first page. Disbound. Repair to left edge. Tiny holes in left margin. An act from the reign of King George IV.

$40.00

An Act to Permit the free Importation of Cod Fish, Ling, and Hake, caught and cured in Chaleur Bay, or any other Part of the Gulph of Saint Lawrence, or on the Coast of Labrador
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An Act to Permit the free Importation of Cod Fish, Ling, and Hake, caught and cured in Chaleur Bay, or any other Part of the Gulph of Saint Lawrence, or on the Coast of Labrador

By ANONYMOUS

London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1773. Good. 6 pages. 31 cm. Disbound. Clean. "Anno Decimo Tertio George III Regis," Begun May 10, 1768, Continued to Nov. 26, 1772. A section states that all salt used to preserve fish must be destroyed in the presence of a Salt Officer upon arrival in Britain.

$100.00

An Act for encouraging the Greenland Fishery
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An Act for encouraging the Greenland Fishery

By ANONYMOUS

London: Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King's moft Excellent Majefty, 1732. No Binding. Good. Pages 451-452. [4 pages including cover.] 31 cm. Royal coat of arms on title page. Disbound. A few tears along top edge and at margin. An act from the reign of King George II.

$150.00

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