BLACKER, WILLIAM. W. Blacker's Art of Angling,
London: Published by the author, March 1842. First edition. Purple embossed morocco (publisher's?), all edges gilt, housed in a modern custom red morocco slipcase with matching chemise. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (14 x 9 cm); frontispiece of nine flies, engraved title, [ii], 38 pp., with one plate "Fly fishing." Minor rubbing to extremities of binding, some browning to edges of plates. In all a sound and appealing copy, with the two bookplates of the great angling collector August Hecksher and that of George Heir.
A classic of the angling literature, in later editions much expanded. Westwood & Satchell pp. 32-3, Gee Sportsman's Library, p. 86.
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