Sale 18BP01 | Lot 203

BOWLKER, RICHARD The art of angling improved, in all its parts, especially fly-fishing: A particular Account of the several Sorts of Fresh-Water Fish, with their most proper Baits. Also The Names, Colours, and Seasons of all the most Useful Flies...

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Lot 203
BOWLKER, RICHARD The art of angling improved, in all its parts, especially fly-fishing: A particular Account of the several Sorts of Fresh-Water Fish, with their most proper Baits. Also The Names, Colours, and Seasons of all the most Useful Flies...
Worcester: printed by M. Olivers, in High-Street, [1746 or 1758?]. First edition. Period panelled calf in modern pull-off case. 5 7/8 x 3 5/8 inches (14.75 x 9.5 cm); [iv], 95, [1] pp. Joints worn, slight worming at gutter touching the text in places. The Hecksher-McVickar-Robinson-Cohen copy, with the bookplates of all.
There is some dispute about the date of this little work, ESTC stating [1758?]; and all other sources stating [1746]. No matter which, this is a rare volume, with an illustrious provenance. Westwood & Satchell, p. 39.


C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $625 (includes buyer's premium)

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