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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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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 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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“FOR ONE CYCLE OF THE MIDSUMMER MOON I WILL LIVE HERE AMONG THE FISHES AND BIRDS OF MARQUESA”

CARDENAS, Jeffrey. Marquesa. Stone Harbor, New Jersey, 1995.

Deluxe signed limited first edition, number 19 of 47 copies for sale (out of an entire edition of 52 copies), with an additional suite of six black-and-white photographic prints of underwater landscapes shot by the author in the Marquesas and housed in the original printed paper folder, housed together in the original clamshell box. $1250.

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