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Life and Battles of Yankee Sullivan from his first Appearance in the POrize Ring until His Retirement [: Embracing Full and Accurate Reports of the Fights With Hammer Lane, Bob Caunt, Tom Secor, Tom Hyer...]

New York: George Backer, 85 Nassau Street, 1856. Copyrightr Trent 1854. Frontispiece. [vi], [9]-94, [2]pp. 8vo. Printed wrappers, back wrapper missing. VG. Signed Albert H. Peck, 1858. Copyrightr Trent 1854. Frontispiece. [vi], [9]-94, [2]pp. 8vo. Magriel 45 for 96pp text [cop. 1854]; not in Hartley; not in OCLC

$450.00

Fish Stories
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Fish Stories

By Abbott, Henry

New York: [Privately Printed], 1919. First edition. With five mounted photos, and six line illustrations. 62 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Pictorial birchbark boards. Very good copy (spine ends worn, with some small losses). First edition. With five mounted photos, and six line illustrations. 62 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Inscribed on the flyleaf, "Christmas Greeting, Henry Abbott". Abbott's little birchbark books, tales of hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks, were privately printed between 1914 and 1932. "All the series rare and expensive", according to Bruns. Phillips p. 11; Plum 7236; Bruns A17; Heller 1:670

$275.00

Mr. Hoyle's Games of Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Chess, and Back-Gammon ... The Twelfth Edition ..
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Mr. Hoyle's Games of Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Chess, and Back-Gammon ... The Twelfth Edition ..

By Hoyle, Edmond

London: Printed for Thomas Osborne ... Stanley Crowder ... and Richard Baldwin, 1760. Piracy of the twelfth edition. xii, 214 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary calf. Leather split along spine and rear joint,lacking spine label, some loss at head of spine, later gift inscription on ffep. Piracy of the twelfth edition. xii, 214 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Hoyle Piracy. A piracy of the 12th edition (3rd London edition), not signed by Hoyle and Osborne as are genuine copies. The piracy nevertheless retains the notice on the verso of the title that "No copies of this book are genuine, but what are signed by Edmond Hoyle and Thomas Osborne". Levy, in his Descriptive Bibliography of Edmond Hoyle, notes three printings of this forgery but does not distinguish among them. Horr 658; see Levy, Games.3

$250.00

Fore! Life's Book for Golfers

By (Golf)

New York: Life, 1900. Firstr edition. 4to. Pictorial paper over boards, green cloth spine. Cover by Charles Dana Gibson. Fine. Firstr edition. 4to.

$450.00

Mesmerism and Its Opponents: with a Narrative of Cases
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Mesmerism and Its Opponents: with a Narrative of Cases

By SANDBY, George, M.A.

London: Longman Brown, Green & Longmans, 1844. First Edition. x, 278, 32, ads. pp. 12mo. Publisher's brown cloth. Very Good. First Edition. x, 278, 32, ads. pp. 12mo.

$400.00

The Book of the Hackle
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The Book of the Hackle

By Elder, Frank

Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press [33 Montgomery Street], 1979. First edition, Number 78 of 85 copies leather bound with real Hackles. Printed by R.& R. Clark Ltd noted on slip laid in. Illustrated and with 29 real hackles tipped onto black paper at end of book. xxii, 140 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's full maroon crushed morocco gilt, all edges gilt, in slipcase, by A. W. Lumsden. First edition, Number 78 of 85 copies leather bound with real Hackles. Printed by R.& R. Clark Ltd noted on slip laid in. Illustrated and with 29 real hackles tipped onto black paper at end of book. xxii, 140 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

$900.00

Constitution, By-Laws and Rules of the Alba Fishing & Hunting Club. Adopted and Effective March 13, 1933
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Constitution, By-Laws and Rules of the Alba Fishing & Hunting Club. Adopted and Effective March 13, 1933

Mobile, Alabama: Alba Fishing & Hunting Club, 1933. 12 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Orange illustrated wrappers printed in black. Bookplate removed from inside front wrapper, else very good. 12 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Unrecorded constitution and rule book of this private club on the Dog River, established for "the social and literary advancement of its member, the establishment of a park and fishing grounds, the stocking, protection and use of the same ..." and still in existence. Not in OCLC or any sporting references

$375.00

A Brief Sketch of Lakota Club
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A Brief Sketch of Lakota Club

By Crowe, Philip K.

Woodstock, Vermont: [Designed and printed by the Elm Tree Press], 1966. 12 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Blue wrappers, upper cover printed in blue and white, anniversary dinner menu printed in white on lower inside flap. Small ghost from circular label on cover margin, else fine. 12 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Uncommon keepsake for the seventy-fifth anniversary dinner of the Lakota Club on Lakota Lake near Barnard and Bridgewater, Vermont. The fishing club was founded in 1891; the slub history is followed by a list of members and the dinner menu for Saturday 6 August 1966. Heller 1:737. Not in OCLC

$300.00

Pacific Electric Rod and Gun Club. Constitution and By-Laws. Prize List, Rules and Regulations
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Pacific Electric Rod and Gun Club. Constitution and By-Laws. Prize List, Rules and Regulations

[Los Angeles], 1939. 48 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Green printed wrappers. About fine (some fading). 48 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Sporting club of the Pacific Electric Railway Company, established in 1916, with a membership limited to male Caucasian employees. Listing of officers and committees, prize categories in sal and fresh water angling, hunting, and trap shooting. With a list of past presidents and prize winners from earlier years; and numerous ads for local businesses throughout. The Pacific Electric Railway Company was the largest streetcar and interurban transit company in the country during the 1920s. Scarce. Not in OCLC

$250.00

Report to the Pohoqualine Fish Association of the State of Pennsylvania, by the President, Showing the Proceedings in the Cases of Three Trespassers Upon Property of the Association April the 26th, 1898 and the Proceedings against John Price Wetherill, President, and William T. Elliott, a Member of the Association, for Using a Landing Net in Catching Trout on the Property of the Association
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Report to the Pohoqualine Fish Association of the State of Pennsylvania, by the President, Showing the Proceedings in the Cases of Three Trespassers Upon Property of the Association April the 26th, 1898 and the Proceedings against John Price Wetherill, President, and William T. Elliott, a Member of the Association, for Using a Landing Net in Catching Trout on the Property of the Association

By Wetherill, John Price

Printed for the Pohoqualine Fish Association, 1900. Edition of 500 copies, No. 44. 205 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Green buckram, ex-library with perforated stamps, bookplate with release stamp. Endpapers defective, text clean, a few words affected by stamps. Good plus. Edition of 500 copies, No. 44. 205 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Testimony and proceedings in this trespassing trial concerning the Monroe county fishing club, the Pohoqualine Fish Association. Much is elicited in testimony concerning the club lands along McMichael's Creek, fishing habits and customs of members, and efforts to protect the stream from overfishing. During the testimony, the legailty of of the use of a landing net to catch trout was questioned by the defense. The second portion of the book concerns a case brought against the club president and another member for using a landing net while fishing with a light rod and a fly; the conviction was reversed. Pp. 185-200 comprise citations from angling works from Berners and Walton and the Anglers Vade Mecum of 1700 to the 1890 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Uncommon. Not in Bruns. OCLC 54627937 (Yale)

$200.00

A Western Trip
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A Western Trip

By Schmidt, Carl E.

[Detroit: Herold Press,] for private circulation only, 1904. Second edition. 12 mounted full-page colored photographs and 18 smaller black and white illustrations in text. 91 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Tan leather stamped in gilt, t.e.g. Spine rubbed, front red silk flyleaf with some losses, offsetting to a few pages. Very good minus. Second edition. 12 mounted full-page colored photographs and 18 smaller black and white illustrations in text. 91 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. An Outstanding Sporting and Western Title. Lavishly produced record of a sporting trip to Yellowstone takes the form of the diary of Detroit industrialist Carl Schmidt, including a section on fishing. Chapter 9, pp. 63-72, is entitled "A Fishing Trip." The color pictures are photochrome prints after photographs by William Henry Jackson who, as the official photographer of the Hayden Survey in the 1870s, took the first photographs of Yellowstone. The photochrome process was invented in Switzerland, and the American rights were purchased by the Detroit Publishing Company around 1895. Jackson served as a director of the newly-created Photochrome Company subsidiary, and praised the photochrome process in his memoirs as a "process hardly improved today." The uncommon second edition of this unusual western title, with the black and white illustrations printed with the text. Streeter sale, lot 4123; Howes S-170; Eberstadt 133:975 "extremely difficult to come by"; Taylor, Traveling thru Wonderland pp. 40-41; Heller 2:480. Not in Bruns, Litchfield, Phillips, Wetzel

$3750.00

Olympic Games 1936 Magazine, Number 1

Berlin: Publicity Commission for the XI. Olympic Games, 1935. Issue number 1, in English. 32 pp., illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Folio. Fine. Issue number 1, in English. 32 pp., illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Folio. Issue one of Olympic Games Magazine featuring the neoclassic cover design of German painter and graphic artist Franz Wurbel, which incorporates sculpture from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate in front of a heroic victor crowned with laurels, and the Olympic rings. This design was also famously used fas the official poster promoting the 1936 Olympic Games. Adolf Hitler saw the 1936 Summer Games as an opportunity to promote his government and his German ideals of racial supremacy. African American, Jesse Owens won four gold medals in the sprint and long jump events and was the most successful athlete to compete in Berlin. These were the final Olympics under the presidency of Henri de Baillet-Latour and the final Olympic Games for 12 years due to the disruption of the Second World War.

$200.00

Lakota 1891-1991
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Lakota 1891-1991

Barnard, Vermont: The Lakota Club, 1991. First edition. Illustrated with photographs, typographic decorations from flies tied by Jim Otranto. [x], 107 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth, spine titled in silver, upper board with vignette of leaping trout, pictorial endpapers bound by Robert Lewis. Fine. First edition. Illustrated with photographs, typographic decorations from flies tied by Jim Otranto. [x], 107 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Hundred year history of the Lakota CLub, a private fishing club on what was once known as Luce's Pond in Barnard, Vermont, which grew from a 6-acre tract purchased in 1891 to more than 1,000 acres at its peak. The club now controls more than 800 acres, and Lakota Lake has an area of some 15 acres. The club history was written by Otis L. Guernsey, Jr.; Rhoda Teagle contirbuted an essay entitled "Silence, Solace and Sustenance for the Angler"; the book also includes miscellaneous recollections and a list of members and officers. Not in Heller

$250.00

Pearl Lakes Trout Club, Inc. A History
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Pearl Lakes Trout Club, Inc. A History

By Carrington, Raye

Austin, Texas, 1990. First edition. Illustrated. xvi, 141 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black buckram titled in gilt. Fine copy, inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf. First edition. Illustrated. xvi, 141 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. History of this private fishing club established in 1922 in the wilderness area at the headwaters of the Rio Grande, in southwester Colorado. Uncommon. Not in Biscotti or Heller

$225.00

[Photo Album]: Fishing in Rhode Island
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[Photo Album]: Fishing in Rhode Island

Rhode Island, 1941. 21 gelatin silver glossy snapshot photographs. Sizes mostly about 3-3/4" x 6", a few slightly smaller. Uncaptioned. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. String-tied blue embossed boards with "Photographs" in gilt. Modest soiling, a scrape on one image, a couple of images have fallen out but not pillaged, else near fine. 21 gelatin silver glossy snapshot photographs. Sizes mostly about 3-3/4" x 6", a few slightly smaller. Uncaptioned. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. The album depicts a young man in his mid-teens and an older man, perhaps his father, fishing, from both a river bank and from a boat, and them proudly displaying their catch, another of them with guns and a dog, as well as a few photos of their faithful hound. A nice little album with pleasing mid-century images of fishing. Some of the images are date-stamped August 1941 and all are contemporary to 1941 (with one earlier image, of the Pawtucket Railroad station dated in 1880, loosely inserted).

$350.00

The Salmon Streams of Anticosti Island
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The Salmon Streams of Anticosti Island

Montreal: Consolidated Paper Corporation Limited, Anticosti Division, 1939. Seventh edition. Folding map of Anticosti Island loosely inserted, photographic illustrations throughout. 20 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Publisher's grey pictorial wrappers printed in blue and green. Fine (minor toning to wrapper). Seventh edition. Folding map of Anticosti Island loosely inserted, photographic illustrations throughout. 20 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Anticosti, "the treasure island of the Saint Lawrence," was maintained as a private hunting preserve by French chocolate manufacturer Henri Menier from 1896 until 1926. It was bought by a Canadian paper consortium and this brochure is evidence of their efforts to attract fishermen. It is well illustrated and includes selections from a fictional fishing diary. Wood describes a fifth edition, circa 1936. He notes, "All of these pamphlets are rare.". Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 72 (for 5th ed., 1936); Bruns p. 26

$500.00

"Manouan" Hunting and Fishing Club Inc. Northern Quebec [Cover title]
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"Manouan" Hunting and Fishing Club Inc. Northern Quebec [Cover title]

[Montreal, 1930. Illustrated from photographs; color-printed map. [12] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Printed grey wrappers. Fine. With a typed letter, signed, 1931, on club letterhead. Illustrated from photographs; color-printed map. [12] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Handsome ephemera from this Canadian sporting club, with a color map showing the club lands near Casey in northern Quebec. Scarce. Not in OCLC

$375.00

Wet-Fly Fishing in Kashmir. A Book for the Novice
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Wet-Fly Fishing in Kashmir. A Book for the Novice

By Pardesi

Lahore: The Civil & Military Gazette Ltd, 1942. First edition. Illustrated. 108, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Green cloth titled in black. Near fine copy. First edition. Illustrated. 108, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Good practical guide with detailed accounts of fishing conditions on the many rivers of Kashmir, with mention of a remarkable catch of fish in the Gurez valley during the 1940/41 season. Uncommon. OCLC: 41400093 (Princeton)

$250.00

Illustrations of Indian Field Sports. Selected and Reproduced from the Coloured Engravings First Published in 1807
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Illustrations of Indian Field Sports. Selected and Reproduced from the Coloured Engravings First Published in 1807

By Williamson, Thomas

Westminster: Archibald Constable, 1892. With ten colored plates and explanatory letterpress. [x,] 20, [2, blank], 5 (ads) pp. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Original pictorial cloth, t.e.g. Very good plus. With ten colored plates and explanatory letterpress. [x,] 20, [2, blank], 5 (ads) pp. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Nice selection of images from the celebrated Indian Field SPorts of Capt. Thomas Williamson of the Bengal Army, originally published in folio in 1807.

$225.00

The Salmon Streams of Anticosti Island
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The Salmon Streams of Anticosti Island

Montreal: Consolidated Paper Corporation Limited, Anticosti Division, 1941. Eighth edition. Folding map of Anticosti Island tipped to the inside of rear cover, photographic illustrations throughout. 20 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Publisher's black pictorial wrappers printed in silver and red. Soiling to edges at back. Very good. Eighth edition. Folding map of Anticosti Island tipped to the inside of rear cover, photographic illustrations throughout. 20 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Anticosti, "the treasure island of the Saint Lawrence," was maintained as a private hunting preserve by French chocolate manufacturer Henri Menier from 1896 until 1926. It was bought by a Canadian paper consortium and this brochure is evidence of their efforts to attract fishermen. It is well illustrated and includes selections from a fictional fishing diary. He notes, "All of these pamphlets are rare." This eighth edition includes the printed Tariff and Schedule for the season beginning 1 June 1941 (4 pp.), loosely inserted. Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 72 (for 5th ed., 1936); Bruns p. 26

$500.00

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