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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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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT'S OWN COPY WITH HIS OWNER SIGNATURE, LATER BELONGING TO PREEMINENT ROOSEVELT COLLECTOR DONALD S. CARMICHAEL

HEDGES, F.A. Mitchell. Battles with Giant Fish. London, 1939.

First edition, fifth printing, of this collection of tales about high-stakes angling in exotic locales. From the library of President Roosevelt, a known fishing enthusiast, signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park 1941," later belonging to distinguished Roosevelt memorabilia collector Donald S. Carmichael. $5500.

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TWO SMITHSONIAN SCIENTIFIC PAPERS ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CRUISE OF 1938, INSCRIBED TO FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT TO POLIO ACTIVIST AND RED CROSS EXECUTIVE BASIL O'CONNOR, WHO ACCOMPANIED ROOSEVELT ON THE CRUISE, LATER BELONGING TO PREEMINENT ROOSEVELT COLLECTOR DONALD S. CARMICHAEL

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) KILLIP, Ellsworth P. Flowering Plants Collected on the Presidential Cruise of 1938. WITH: List of the Fishes Taken on the Presidential Cruise of 1938. Washington, 1939-40. Two volumes.

First editions of two Smithsonian scientific papers on the presidential cruise of 1938, inscribed on each wrapper by Roosevelt to his friend, lawyer, polio activist, and Red Cross executive Basil O'Connor: "For Basil from Franklin D. Roosevelt" and "B.C.o'C. from FDR," later belonging to distinguished Roosevelt memorabilia collector Donald S. Carmichael. $4700.

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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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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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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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LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF MAXWELL’S HISTORY OF THE TWEED VALLEY

MAXWELL, Herbert. Story of The Tweed. London, 1905.

Limited first edition of Maxwell’s history of The Tweed— the lore of the river and the prospects for the fisherman— number 186 of only 375 copies, handsomely illustrated with title vignette and 20 full-page brown-tone photogravures by Scots landscape painter David Young Cameron. $1500.

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