Natural History of the Fishes of Massachusetts, Embracing a Practical Essay on Angling [ On Trout, Interspersed with Remarks on the Theory and Practice of Angling ]

Boston: Allen and Ticknor, 1833. First edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. Contemporary three quarter leather with marbeled paper over boards. Wear to edges and corners of boards. Leather dried, esp. at spine wiht chipping. Label missing. Front board attached by binding cords only. Dampstaining and waviness on numerous pages. Slight foxing throughout. Old blue in spots on foredge and esp. at top of pages near head of spine. Very old newspaper clipping on artificial propagation of salmon on pastedown. Embossed name of former owner on flyleaf. 399 p. w/ numerous fish illus. and additional errata page. Considered the first American fishing book. Fair. Item #18940

Price: $275.00

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