[ANGLING CLUB] A History of the Schuylkill Fishing Company of the State in Schuylkill, 1732-1888.
Philadelphia: By the Members of the State in Schuylkill, 1889. First edition. Contemporary three-quarters brown morocco over marbled boards. 10 3/4 x 7 inches; 446 pp.; frontispiece and plates with tissue guards. Generally worn with some loss, some spotting to title page, else very attractive. Together with A History of the Schuylkill Fishing Company of the State in Schuylkill, 1888-1932. Philadelphia: By the Citizens of the State in Schuylkill, 1932. First edition. Original publisher's green paper wrappers. 10 1/2 x 7 inches; 517 pp.; half-title, frontispiece portraits, plates. Wrappers a bit edgeworn with some browning and one or two spots, front wrapper separating (with old tape repair), occasional foxing throughout, bookplate to front pastedown, inscription to half-title. Provenance: with ink inscription from Thomas Hart, Secretary of State of the Club, to Charles Browne, M.D. dated 1932.
"The entire Schuylkill history is highly important in American angling history" (Bruns). Bruns S74. The lot two volumes.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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