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RICHLY ILLUSTRATED 13-VOLUME
FOLIO SET OF BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN

HUTCHINSON, Horace G., editor. British Sports and Sportsmen. London, circa 1908-1935. Together, thirteen volumes. Limited edition set of this profusely illustrated compendium of British sports and sportsmen, each one of 1000 copies, in 13 handsomely bound folio volumes. $9500.

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INSCRIBED BY FDR ABOARD THE “FLOATING WHITE HOUSE” TO HIS SON ELLIOTT ROOSEVELT

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) GOWANLOCH, James Nelson. Fishes and Fishing in Louisiana. New Orleans, February 1933.

First edition of this report on the fresh and saltwater fish of Louisiana, presentation-association copy, specially bound for Franklin D. Roosevelt and inscribed by the president to his son Elliott, “For Elliott Roosevelt, on board the U.S.S. Potomac, May 1st, 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt.” $7500.

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YARRELL'S ILLUSTRATED HISTORIES OF BRITISH BIRDS AND FISHES, WITH BELL'S REPTILES

YARRELL, William. History of British Fishes. WITH: A History of British Birds. WITH: Bell’s British Reptiles. London, 1836, 1843, 1849. Together, six volumes. First editions of Yarrell's two great natural histories, together with the second edition of Bell's work on British reptiles, profusely illustrated with over 900 fine wood engravings, in handsome uniform morocco-gilt bindings by E. Riley & Son. $3200.

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ARTHUR RACKHAM’S COMPLEAT ANGLER, SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

(RACKHAM, Arthur) WALTON, Izaak. Compleat Angler. London, 1931.

Deluxe signed limited edition, number 76 of 775 copies signed by Rackham, with 12 full-page color plates and 25 in-text line cuts. An exceptional, unopened copy in fine condition. $3000.

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ILLUSTRATED LIMITED LARGE-PAPER FIRST EDITION OF THE BADMINTON LIBRARY’S VOLUMES ON FISHING

(SPORT) CHOLMONDELEY-PENNELL, H[enry]. Fishing (Badminton Library). London, 1885. Two volumes. Limited large paper first edition, numbers 47 (Volume I) and 222 (Volume II) of only 250 copies, of this generously illustrated guide to the science and art of angling. $2000.

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“ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS ON SALMON FISHING”

SAGE, Dean. Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing. Goshen, CT, 1973.

Fine facsimile edition of Dean Sage’s renowned and beautifully illustrated history of the Restigouche River, of which only 105 copies were produced in 1888. In addition to reproducing all of the original text and illustrations, this facsimile includes an additional hand-colored frontispiece entitled “Dean Sage’s Favorite Flies” by Charles DeFeo (signed by him), an additional color plate after watercolor by Ogden M. Pleissner (signed by him), and several additional black-and-white plates. Copy number 152 of only 250 produced. $1800.

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SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF SCROPE’S CLASSIC

(FLY FISHING) SCROPE, William. Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in The Tweed. London, 1843.

First edition, illustrated with 13 tinted lithographic plates, including vignette title page, frontispiece, and three vibrantly hand-colored plates of fish and flies, beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere & Son. $1800.

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SCARCE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FISHING BOOKS

WETZEL, Charles M. American Fishing Books. Newark, Delaware, 1950.

Signed limited first edition, number 78 of only 200 copies, of this history of piscatorial publishing and bibliography of American imprints, illustrated with 34 facsimiles, signed by the author. $1700.

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