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H. Cholmondeley Pennell. The Modern Practical Angler.. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1884. $185.00

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The Modern Practical Angler a complete guide to Fly-fishing, Bottom-Fishing & Trolling
Fourth edition.

Often described as a classic fishing book, this is one of the early general angling manuals. It has 9 engraved plates plus text illustrations. Green cloth gilt stamped binding. Gilt decorations include insets of tied flies, of two people stream fishing from a boat, and a fish laying on top of a book and a creel.  An attractive book to display on a shelf or on a tabletop.

Good condition. Spine rubbed. Shelf wear.