Past Online-Only Auction

Angling & Miscellaneous Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Soft close begins Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 10am EDT
  • Timed Online-Only Auction of Angling & Miscellaneous Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
  • Bidding Closes on Tuesday, August 13 beginning at 10am EDT
  • Over 350 Lots of Books Spanning the 19th and 20th Centuries

NEW YORK, NY – Following the success of several recent online auctions, Doyle is pleased to offer Angling & Miscellaneous Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson (1930-2017). This expansive auction comprises over 350 lots of books and is offered as a timed online-only auction on Doyle.com. Bidding will close on Tuesday, August 13 beginning at 10am EDT.

The public is invited to view the books at Doyle from 10am-5pm on Friday, August 9 and Monday, August 12. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan.

This auction includes books covering all aspects of Angling, including:

The exceedingly rare first Little, Brown edition of Walton’s The Complete Angler (1866), one of only 100 copies, nearly half of which were destroyed in a fire at the bindery, this copy bound by the important 19th-century Philadelphia binder Pawson & Nicholson.

A first edition of The American Angler's Guide (1845), the first angling book written by an American.

Author Francis Day’s own copy of a compilation of his articles with the spine title “On Fishing,” which is illustrated with plates, some hand-colored by the author, and interleaved with manuscript notes in the author's hand with corrections and annotations by the author throughout.

An inscribed copy of Some Early Notes on Striped Bass by Daniel B. Fearing (1917).

Several unique fishing logs and photograph albums depicting angling.

Rounding out the sale is a wide variety of angling club publications, from constitution and by-laws to special edition reprints of important angling works, including Kedgemakooge Rod and Gun Club of Nova Scotia, Ltd., The Oquossoc Angling Association 1870-1970, and A Half Century with the Fly Casters. 1946-1996.

TIMED ONLINE-ONLY AUCTION
Bidding in the timed online-only auction will open on Thursday, August 1 and close on Tuesday, August 13 beginning at 10am EDT. Lots will close sequentially, one lot per minute, with a soft close. Should any bids be placed in the final minute, bidding will remain open on that lot for one additional minute.

SPECIAL EXHIBITION
All of the books will be on public exhibition at Doyle from 10am-5pm on Friday, August 9 and Monday, August 12 by appointment. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan.

PAYMENT
Payment can be made by cash, check, credit card or wire transfer. The final purchase price will include the successful hammer price plus the Buyer’s Premium of 25% and any applicable sales tax.

SHIPPING
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