BROWN, JOHN J. The American angler's guide. Being a compilation from the works of popular English authors, from Walton to the present time; together with the opinions and practices of the best American anglers: containing every variety of mode adopted in ocean, river, lake and pond fishing; the necessary tackle and baits required; manner of making artificial flies.
New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co., 1845. First edition. Half morocco gilt, original cloth bound-in at rear, top edge gilt. 5 3/4 x 3 5/8 inches (14.5 x 9.5 cm); viii, -224 pp.,  pp. ads.; with two plates of hooks. Rear joint rubbed, front endpaper detached, pen notations (a whitewash receipt) on verso of rear free endpaper, some foxing, pale marginal staining. C.A. Dunnerdale, 1845, gift to Townsend Glorer, 1847, later the John Gerard Heckscher/ Judith Bowman copy (with his three bookplates).
The rare first edition of the first angling book written by an American, a copy with exceptional provenance. Sold with a copy of the 1846 second edition. Bruns B253; Westwood & Satchell, p 4; Henderson p. 66-67 etc.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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