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Chiploquorgan; or, Life by the Camp Fire in Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland
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Chiploquorgan; or, Life by the Camp Fire in Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland

By Dashwood, Richard Lewes

Dublin: Robert T. White, 1871. First edition. Frontispiece. [viii], 293 pp. Publisher's brick-colored cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. 293 pp.; half-title, frontispiece with tissue guard. Minor wear, Very Good at least, binders ticket to front pastedown ,"Galwey & Co. Bookbinders 22 Eustace Street, Dublin". First edition. Frontispiece. [viii], 293 pp. "Contains many accounts of fishing and in the Nepisiquit, Restigouche and other rivers". Sage p76, Wetzel p128. As an Officer of the 15th Foot Regiment, Dashwood left Cork for St. John, N.B. where he was stationed from 1862 until 1868. He was an enthusiastic sportsman who spent hisleaves hunting; in 1868 he made an expedition to Newfoundland toshoot caribou. The present title combines information on game,hunting equipment, and on methods of hunting with passing commentson the country and a well-told account of his hunting experiences.The main title is the Millicite word for the stick on which thekettle is suspended over the camp fire. "Somehow, even Bermuda is included in this interesting, if rambling book, with much about fishes, even those of Bermuda...Rare" (Bruns). Bruns D14; Sage, p. 76; Westwood & Satchell, p. 76; Wetzel, p. 128; O'Dea. 776; Story p210; Rhodenizer p. 65; Riling 904

$500.00

Autograph letter, signed, 28 May 1793, addressed to Governor Henry Lee of Virginia
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Autograph letter, signed, 28 May 1793, addressed to Governor Henry Lee of Virginia

By Hamilton, Alexander

Philadelphia, 1793. 1 page on a folded folio sheet. 1 vols. 10 x 7-3/4 inches (25.5 x 19.5 cm). Addressed in manuscript on the fourth page in Hamilton's hand, with his "Free" inkstamp and manuscript free frank, and circular "31 Ma" inkstamp. Old folds. Some wear and darkening along the central horizontal fold, with small loss of paper, not affecting any text. Remnants of paper from a previous mounting along top edge of fourth page. Remnants of wax seal on the fourth page, with related tear in foredge of second leaf, not affecting any text. Ink a bit faded, but still very easily readable. Very good. 1 page on a folded folio sheet. 1 vols. 10 x 7-3/4 inches (25.5 x 19.5 cm). "A Man in My Situation Ought at Least to Take Care How He Fails in His Pecuniary Duty" ALS TO VIRGINIA GOVERNOR, GEN. HENRY "LIGHT-HORSE HARRY" LEE, ASKING IF HE HAS FULLY COMPENSATED LEE FOR A HORSE HE ACQUIRED FROM HIM. A wonderful and warm letter from Alexander Hamilton to one of his close associates from the Revolutionary War and afterward, Gen. Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee. At the time he wrote this letter Hamilton was serving as Secretary of the Treasury in Philadelphia, and Lee was in the midst of a three-year tenure as Governor of Virginia. Hamilton writes regarding Lee's gift of a horse in 1791 - the hope among Hamilton's friends and family was that the Treasury Secretary would take occasional rides, thus allowing him to temporarily escape the pressures of his office. Hamilton insisted on compensating Lee for the horse, but admits in this letter that he cannot recall if he had done so. In a bit of levity, Hamilton sees the irony of the man charged with the finances of the new nation being unable to remember whether he has paid for a horse. Hamilton's forgetfulness at the time is understandable however - he had spent the early months of 1793 fending off Congressional charges that he was misappropriating foreign and domestic loans to favor speculators, and he was also weathering the first rumors of his extra-marital affair with Maria Reynolds. Hamilton writes: "I do not now distinctly recollect whether I ever remitted or paid you the ballance [sic] of the price of the horse you were so obliging as to find me. Pray resolve my doubts. For a man in my situation ought at least to take care how he fails in his pecuniary duty. I look back with mortification to the little attention I was able to pay you while here. Appreciate my situation - do me justice and you will believe me to be always truly your affectionate friend, A. Hamilton." Alexander Hamilton and "Light-Horse Harry" Lee (the father of Robert E. Lee) were good friends since the Revolution, when both served as trusted aides to George Washington. Hamilton and Lee would reunite in service to Washington during the Whiskey Rebellion, when the President called on the two of them to lead troops against the insurgents in western Pennsylvania. Henry Lee had received his nickname due to his outstanding horsemanship, especially in the midst of battle. He went on to serve as a member of the Continental Congress from Virginia, as a Congressman, and as Governor of Virginia. His eulogy of George Washington, in which he called him "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" has secured his fame through the ages. Alexander Hamilton and Henry Lee carried out an extensive correspondence during the Revolution and afterward. In a letter from Lee to Hamilton dated May 6, 1793, we learn that Lee had "let you [Hamilton] have my own riding horse" and - at Hamilton's insistence - had put an outstanding balance due on the horse of sixteen guineas. Interestingly, the present letter seems to be unknown to the editors of THE PAPERS OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON, and to the editors of the internet database, Founders Online, appearing in neither of those sources. Harold C. Syrett, ed., THE PAPERS OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON (New York: Columbia University Press, 1969), Vol. XIV, pp. 416-417 (ref); Ron Chernow, ALEXANDER HAMILTON (New York. 2004), p. 333 and 424-427

$12500.00

The Dettes. A Catskill Legend

By Leiser, Eric

[Fishkill, New York]: Willowcreek Press, 1992. Limited Edition, one of 26 copies, out of series copy, signed by Walt Dette, Winnie Dette, Mary Dette, and Eric Leiser on colophon page. Photographs by Mathew Vinciguerra. Darwings by Ernest Lussier. 268 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original full imported tan calfskin, specially prepared for this edition. The binder, Meadow Run Press. Book only, as new, without black walnut slipcase. Limited Edition, one of 26 copies, out of series copy, signed by Walt Dette, Winnie Dette, Mary Dette, and Eric Leiser on colophon page. Photographs by Mathew Vinciguerra. Darwings by Ernest Lussier. 268 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Out of series copy from the Meadow Run Press limited issue of 26 copies (without the slipcase and flies). Uncommon. Provenance: Bill Trego, Meadow Run Press

$750.00

A Journey to the South African Gold Fields
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A Journey to the South African Gold Fields

By Bottomley, George

Natal: Natal Printing Company "Herald" Office, Durban, 1870. First edition. With two plates, original photographs, mounted, with printed captions. [ii], 77, [15, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Later half calf over marbled boards, original wrappers bound in. With the discreet blindstamp of "George Russell Port Natal General Agent" to upper wrapper. Closed tear in one ad leaf, paper flaws to margins of last two ad leaves. Front flyleaf with archival tissue repair at gutter. Bookplate. Very good. Custom morocco backed clamshell box. First edition. With two plates, original photographs, mounted, with printed captions. [ii], 77, [15, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. RARE. "Highly interesting and rare pamphlet, containing an account of an expedition to the Tati (Tatin) Goldfields which had lately been discovered by Carl Mauch, and to which a number of parties of gold miners were flocking from different parts of South Africa and Australia" (Mendelssohn). Bottomley travelled via Maritzburg, Harrismith, Potchefstroom and Rustenburg to the valley of the Limpopo and Matabeleland. It was a difficult journey and several of the men suffered illness and died along the way. The party were forced to hunt for provisions and defend themselves. They had several run ins with lions as well as hunting rhinoceros, koodoo (kudu), quagga, elephant, and a chase after ostrich. Of additional interest are the two original photographs not mentioned by Mendelssohn. The first being "The Government Buildings, Durban, Natal." The other: "Burial Place of I. Baker, W. Davis, I. Guthrie and B.S. Hobson, Ingati, Matabele Country." From the library of Edward C. Tabler (1916-1977), engineer with Union Carbide, and author of many books on the history of South Africa and big game hunting. Tabler's papers are at Yale. There are no copies listed on OCLC. COPAC locates just a single copy at the Bodleian which is a photocopy. There is no copy in the South African National Library; Mendelssohn's own collection is held at the South African Parliamentary Library but the library holds no copy of this title. Mendelssohn, vol. 1, p 160. Provenance: Edward C. Tabler (his bookplate, purchase note: Maskew Miller, C. Town, June 20, 1957, 4 gns.)

$9500.00

The Other Man
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The Other Man

By Frisbie, Wm. A.

Minneapolis, Mn: [SOO Line Railway Company, W.R. Callaway], 1904. First Edition. 122, [6]pp. 12mo. Publisher's pictorial green cloth. Very Good Copy. First Edition. 122, [6]pp. 12mo. angling, shooting, etc.

$275.00

The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being A Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters that Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6
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The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being A Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters that Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6

By [Surtees, R. S.]

London: Published by Rudolph Ackermann, 1846. First edition, first issue. Illustrated by Henry Alken, with hand-colored title page, frontispiece and five other colored plates, and 43 wood engravings in the text. 326 pp. Cook and Co., Printer and Engravers, 76, Fleet Street. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in full green levant, spine slightly sunned, a.e.g. Almost fine. Alken, Henry. First edition, first issue. Illustrated by Henry Alken, with hand-colored title page, frontispiece and five other colored plates, and 43 wood engravings in the text. 326 pp. Cook and Co., Printer and Engravers, 76, Fleet Street. 1 vols. 4to. First edition, first issue, of Surtees' Hunting Classic. A finely bound copy of the classic work. Tooley notes "There are early states of some of the plates with the imprint dated Nov. 9th not Nov. 19th"; in this volume there are three such early states. Tooley 470, Schwerdt II, p. 232-33; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 359

$750.00

Soiree Gymnastique...Calisthentics with Music. Gymnasium for Ladies, Gentlemen and Children... Profs. Hillebrand & Lewis...The Eighth Annual Exhibition by the Pupils of Hiollebrand & Lewis' Gymnasium Tuesday Ev'g, January 16, 1866
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$300.00

Charter and By-Laws of the Parkside Angling Association, Henryville, Pa
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Charter and By-Laws of the Parkside Angling Association, Henryville, Pa

[N.p., New York, 1924. 16 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Printed self wrappers. Very good plus (small snag at center in gutter). 16 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Charter, by-laws, and list of members of this private sporting club on Brodhead creek, a tributary of the Delaware river in Monroe county, Pennsylvania, established in 1897 by trout fisherman from New York and Philadelphia. Membership is limited to 22 (with two honorary members listed on the membership register for 1924-1925). One of the most important clubs in the Poconos, which has counted Edward R. Hewitt and Richard C. Hunt among its members. UNRECORDED in institutional holdings or in angling bibliographies.

$250.00

The Angling Library of Jeffrey Norton
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The Angling Library of Jeffrey Norton

By Norton, Jeffrey

San Francisco; London, 2003. Illustrated. 6 vols. 8vo. Printed wrappers. Fine. Prices realized loosely inserted. Cream cloth folding box asd issued for this set of catalogues. Illustrated. 6 vols. 8vo. Record of the wide-ranging and substantial angling collections of Jeffrey Norton, including his notable collection of Joseph Crawhall. Comprising three catalogues from Bloomsbury Auctions, London: British & European Part I (12 December 2001, 340 lots), Joseph Crawhall Collection (7 March 2002, 70 lots), British & European Part II (2 May 2002, 406 lots); and three catalogues from PBA Galleries: 24 January 2002 (489 lots), 2 November 2002 (431 lots), and 24 April 2003 (253 lots).

$250.00

The Lure o' the Line [Cover title]
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The Lure o' the Line [Cover title]

By Kendall, T.H.

[Aurora, Illinois: The Hopgood Press, 1913. First edition. [i, contents], 1-15 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Pictorial tan wrappers printed in green and brown, upper cover with fishing scene and an angling quatrain. Near fine (tiniest traces of wear at spine ends. First edition. [i, contents], 1-15 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. RARE. Rare privately printed collection of angling verse. A beautiful production. Wetzel p. 170; Bruns p. 254 (not seen); not in Heller. OCLC: 6001929 (LC, Minnesota State U.)

$375.00

La Magnifique Histoire du Jeu de Paume
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La Magnifique Histoire du Jeu de Paume

By de Luze, Albert

Bordeaux: Delmas & Paris, Boissard, 1933. Number 47 of 1000 copies. [Printing completed December 20, 1932]. Illustrée de nombreuses reproduction de gravures anciennes dont quinze hors-texte, et de documents photographiques. 415, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original cream wrappers. Wrappers toned and soiled some losses to spine, internally clean. Good plus. Number 47 of 1000 copies. [Printing completed December 20, 1932]. Illustrée de nombreuses reproduction de gravures anciennes dont quinze hors-texte, et de documents photographiques. 415, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. The first edition of this court tennis classic, written by the leading French amateur 1903-07. An authoritative and handsome book.

$375.00

George Washington Sportsman From his own Journals. [3 page Preface by John C. Phillips.]

By Washington, George

Cambridge, Mass: The Cosmos Press, Inc, 1928. First Edition. One Hundred Copies Privately Printed for John Phillips. 47 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter black cloth, black patterned paper with gilt stars. Fine. Bookplate of Edward Holyoke Osgood, Jr. First Edition. One Hundred Copies Privately Printed for John Phillips. 47 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. ONE OF 100 COPIES. "But Washington's first love in the realm of sport was riding to hounds over his own and neighboring plantations ..." Preface. Wetzel p. 228; Bruns P80; Biscotti p. 342; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 289

$450.00

Charter and By-Laws of the Parkside Angling Association, Henryville, Penn. [Cover title]
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Charter and By-Laws of the Parkside Angling Association, Henryville, Penn. [Cover title]

[N.p., New York, 1897. 12 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Orginal gray printed wrappers, gathered with cord. Near fine. 12 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Charter and by-laws of this private sporting club on Brodhead creek, a tributary of the Delaware river in Monroe county, Pennsylvania, established in 1897 by trout fisherman from New York and Philadelphia. Membership is limited to 25. One of the most important clubs in the Poconos, which has counted Edward R. Hewitt and Richard C. Hunt among its members. UNRECORDED in institutional holdings or in angling bibliographies. Not in OCLC

$500.00

On Lake Winnepesaukee. Summer Outing (1899) of the Lujimkidjuleharry Quintette
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On Lake Winnepesaukee. Summer Outing (1899) of the Lujimkidjuleharry Quintette

[N.p.: privately printed, 1899. 11 leaves: Title, with text on verso, and 10 leaves printed recto only. 1 vols. Small oblong 16mo (2-3/8 x 3-7/16 inches). Original wrappers, upper cover with lithographed image of the main event described in the text (neatly backed to style with green diaper-grained cloth, neat repairs to crease in upper cover and lower outer corner). 11 leaves: Title, with text on verso, and 10 leaves printed recto only. 1 vols. Small oblong 16mo (2-3/8 x 3-7/16 inches). A souvenir and reminder of the early days of the summer cabins on Lake Winnepesaukee in New Hampshire. A humorous story told in verse: five friends, Lu, Jim, Kid, Jule, and Harry, have taken a cabin for the summer, fishing, feasting and drinking beer. One of their number drinks too many beers in an attempt to drown his sorrows after a fishless day. The following morning, hung-over, he wanders into the brush and encounters a bear (according to him). The bear goes one way the man another, but despite a thorough search no further sign of the bear is found during the following day, and by evening doubts are cast on the hung-over fisherman's version of events: "Are you sure your bear wasn't a mule?" Rare: no other copy recorded.

$750.00

Constitution and By-Laws of "The Phillip Garbutt Rod and Gun Club" [Caption title]
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Constitution and By-Laws of "The Phillip Garbutt Rod and Gun Club" [Caption title]

[Rochester, New York, 1931. Duplicated typescript. 5 pages, with ephemera (2 membership cards, receipt for 1931 dues). 4to. Old folds, some browning to edges, generally fine. Duplicated typescript. 5 pages, with ephemera (2 membership cards, receipt for 1931 dues). 4to. New York Angling Club. A copy of the foundation document from the Phillip Garbutt Rod and Gun Club, established on the farm owned by the estate of John Z Garbutt (1870-1927) in Wheatland, New York (southwest of Rochester). Membership is limited to 50, and the by-laws state that only artificial fly-rod lures are to be used and also establish daily catch limits. The Club is still in existence. The accompanying ephemera includes a membership card and guest card for 1931, signed Emil M. Miller, president, as well as a receipt for payment of dues, signed J. L. Leonard.

$400.00

Fisher's River (North Carolina) Scenes and Characters. By "Skitt"
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Fisher's River (North Carolina) Scenes and Characters. By "Skitt"

By [Taliaferro, Hardin E.]

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859. 12 engraved plates. 269, 6 pp. 8vo. Contemporary brown diced cloth with supralibros in blind, recased preserving cloth of upper and lower covers.Recased, preserving cloth of upper and lower covers showing supralibros of "HB" stamped in blind, old repair to title page, without the frontispiece, interior foxed and spotted, non-authorial inscription to front free endpaper. 12 engraved plates. 269, 6 pp. 8vo. Guion Griffis Johnson's Copy. "One of the most joyous expressions of antebellum Southern humor" (Walser). An interesting association copy, with ownership inscription of pioneering female historian Guion Griffis Johnson (1900-1989) and her husband, sociologist Guy B[enton] Johnson (1901-1991), both experts on Black culture in the rural south and early advocates for racial equality.

$200.00

Jerusalem Creek. Journeys into Driftless Country
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Jerusalem Creek. Journeys into Driftless Country

By Leeson, Ted

[Guilford, Conn.]: The Lyons Press, 2002. Deluxe Edition. One of 10 copies, signed by the author, also by Nick and Tony Lyons. 1 vols. 8vo. Bounds in three quarter black Niger goatskin, gilt stamped spine labels, slipcase. As new. Deluxe Edition. One of 10 copies, signed by the author, also by Nick and Tony Lyons. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 10 Copies.

$600.00

Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, Etc.
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Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, Etc.

By Keene, John Harrington

New York: O. Judd Co., David Judd, Pres't, 751 Broadway, 1887. First edition. 2 plates with 37 mounted pieces of fly-tying material. 113, [1], [14, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original gilt pictorial green cloth stamped in black, bevelled edges. Bookplate. Specimen materials fine, a fine copy and very unusually so. Bookplate of Walter Rutherford Peterson. First edition. 2 plates with 37 mounted pieces of fly-tying material. 113, [1], [14, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. A BEAUTY. The first American book to include fly-tying materials; it would be almost 50 years before an American angling book included actual flies. Wetzel p. 169; Bruns K9 (never having examined a copy of the first ed.)

$750.00

The Epping Hunt
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The Epping Hunt

By Hood, Thomas

London: Charles Tilt, 1829. First edition, with ads at end. Illustrated with 6 illustrations on wood by Branston and Wright, Bonner, Slader, and T. Williams; After the Designs of George Cruikshank. 29, [1], [2, ads] pp. Printed by Anne Maurice Fenchurch Street. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full mottled brown calf, gilt spine, a.e.g., with original printed wrappers bound in, by Bayntun Binders, Bath. Myer & Co booklabel. Fine. Cruikshank, George. First edition, with ads at end. Illustrated with 6 illustrations on wood by Branston and Wright, Bonner, Slader, and T. Williams; After the Designs of George Cruikshank. 29, [1], [2, ads] pp. Printed by Anne Maurice Fenchurch Street. 1 vols. 8vo. Fine 'Epping Hunt'. Cohn 406; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 193-94

$400.00

The Mighty Mahseer and Other Fish; or Hints to Beginners on Indian Fishing
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The Mighty Mahseer and Other Fish; or Hints to Beginners on Indian Fishing

By SKENE-DHU

Madras: Higginbotham & Co, 1903. First edition, not the 1904 later issue. viii, 98 pp., illustrated with 24 plates. 8vo. Publisher's cloth, Lacking free endpaper at front, the binding bumped and a bit silverfished. First edition, not the 1904 later issue. viii, 98 pp., illustrated with 24 plates. 8vo.

$200.00

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