Sale 22BP01 | Lot 200

[ANGLING] BRADLEY, WILLIAM ARNOLD. Fly-Fishing Reminiscences (With Illustrations) of My Early Years (1908-1916) at the Beaverkill Tr...

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
[ANGLING] BRADLEY, WILLIAM ARNOLD. Fly-Fishing Reminiscences (With Illustrations) of My Early Years (1908-1916) at the Beaverkill Tr...

Lot Details

Lot 200
[ANGLING] BRADLEY, WILLIAM ARNOLD. Fly-Fishing Reminiscences (With Illustrations) of My Early Years (1908-1916) at the Beaverkill Trout Club . Together with a Few Prints Reminiscent of Atlantic Salmon, Native Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Lake Trout and Small Mouth Black Bass in New York, Maine and Newfoundland.
[Pleasantville, N. Y.: Privately printed, 1929]. One of approximately 25 copies. Original printed brown wrappers, sewn with heavy thread. 12 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches (33 x 25 cm); title and text printed in brown on light tan paper, 42 original mounted photographs captioned by hand in ink. The sewing cord separated, the wrappers a bit soiled, head of the work a little worn, generally a clean copy internally.

Bradley was the Secretary-Treasurer of the Beaverkill Trout Club from 1910 to 1929. The club had 43 members at the time of publication. A detailed section of reminiscences is followed by early photographs of sport along the Beaverkill in the era before World War I. Many of the eminences of American angling of the period are depicted here, often in the act of casting. Each original photograph is captioned in a neat hand that Bruns speculates is that of "Lady B." (pictured on p. 19). There are also photographs of trout fishing in Maine and in other points in New York State, and of the author and his friend Charlie Campbell (president of the club 1910-1923) fishing for Atlantic salmon in Newfoundland. Campbell was the friend who first brought Bradley to the Voorhees homestead in 1908, and with Bradley formed the Beaverkill Trout Club, one of the foremost angling clubs on the East Coast. Bruns B202; Heller 730; Litchfield 85.


C Property of a Massachusetts Gentleman

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $6,930 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact and Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. Please contact the specialist department to request further information or additional images that may be available.

No condition report? Click here to request one.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $6,930 (includes buyer's premium)

Ask the Specialist
Catalogue Info

Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 10am EDT