A FISHERMAN'S TESTAMENT

Venables, Bernard

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Adam and Charles Black, London, 1949, first edition. Illustrated with fine drawings by the author. 7.5" x 10". 120 pp. Brown blindstamped cloth. ".much shred and paractical advice and observatin for fishermen, and accounts of angling for different sorts of fish in many diffrent British waters". Primarily fly fishing for trout, also fishing for tench, perch, chub, pike, etc. Very nicely illustrated. The book began as stories told to a friend in a Fleet Street pub during the Blitz in wartime London. "At that time the future was apt to be measured no further ahead than the next morning.in essence this book is an exercise in nostalgia, a refuge from a very unpleasant period". Very good in very good wrapper. Bookseller Inventory #

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Book Description Adam & Charles Black, London, 1949. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 120 pages. With frontispiece, title vignette, plates & vignettes after Bernard Venables. Spine, covers & corners somewhat worn & somewhat soiled. Dustjacket somewhat worn & chipped with some tears to top and bottom margins. Size: Quarto. Item Type: Hardback. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Hunting, Angling & Field Sports; Britain/UK; 1940s; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 022476. Bookseller Inventory # 022476

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Book Description Adam & Charles Black, 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt fish decoration to front board.Light browning to endpapers,pencil inscription to front free endpaper,occasional spotting otherwise nice clean tight copy throughout,120pp.(bk22). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1472813741631

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Book Description 1949. 1st Edn,. 119 pages, 4to. illus with 35 drawings by the author, vg copy in dj, the dj is g+, dust soiled 1/2" loss from bottom of spine, head of spine has small chip and 1/2" loss to top edge of rear flap. Bookseller Inventory # 5874

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Book Description A C Black, 1949. 1st Edn,. 119 pages, 4to. illus with 35 drawings by the author, vg copy in dj, the dj is dust soiled, head of spine some loss. Bookseller Inventory # 13916

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Book Description Adam and Charles Black. London. 1949 1st edition. 4to (188 x 250mm). Pp120. B/w drawings by the author. Maroon boards with blind-stamped trout vignette on front. Boards bowed and stained, owner's bookplate, foxing to end-pages and edges. Good only. Written during the Second World War as "an exercise in nostalgia, a refuge from a very unpleasant period." A collection of the author's delightful reminiscences; on the mayfly, dry fly at Fairford, tench, perch and chub, the upper Towy, failure at Blagdon, pike, and more. Bookseller Inventory # 33783

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Book Description Adam & Charles Black, London, 1949. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: None. 120 pages. 35 black & white illustratons by Venables. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. Front and back board bowed. Smudges on lower back cover. Internally Very Good. Record # 502412. Bookseller Inventory # 502412

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Book Description Adam and Charles Black. London. 1949 1st edition. 4to (188 x 250mm). Pp120. B/w drawings by the author. Maroon boards with blind-stamped trout vignette on front. Boards slightly bowed and used. Good-plus. Written during the Second World War as "an exercise in nostalgia, a refuge from a very unpleasant period." A collection of the author's delightful reminiscences; on the mayfly, dry fly at Fairford, tench, perch and chub, the upper Towy, failure at Blagdon, pike, and more. Bookseller Inventory # 25331

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Book Description Adam and Charles Black. London. 1949 1st edition. 4to (188 x 250mm). Pp120. B/w drawings by the author. Original brown cloth with gilt trout vignette on front. End-paper name. Spine rubbed with small repair. Good-plus. Written during the Second World War as "an exercise in nostalgia, a refuge from a very unpleasant period." A collection of the author's delightful reminiscences; on the mayfly, dry fly at Fairford, tench, perch and chub, the upper Towy, failure at Blagdon, pike, and more. Bookseller Inventory # 25330

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Book Description Adam and Charles Black, London, 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 120pp with 35 drawings by the author. Brown cloth boards with blind impressed fish design to front cover and gilt titles to spine in unclipped dustwrapper with light wear to edges. No inscriptions. Attractive bookplate pasted to fep. Some foxing to preliminaries, boards and dustwrapper but otherwise a lovely clean bright and tight copy. Bookseller Inventory # 062148

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Book Description Adam And Charles Black, London, 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. with 30 drawings by the author; original publisher's brown cloth covered boards; lettering in gilt on the spine; hinges are tight; design in gilt of a fish on front cover; all gilt is bright; hinges are tight; no previous owners' signatures, inscripions or other internal markings; 120 pp.; d.j. is not price-clipped; half in. closed tear to rear panel of d. j.; chipping and a little (1/8th in.) loss to d.j. at head and tail of spine but not affecting any lettering; routine rubbing and shelf wear at tips and extremities; no foxing; scarce in dust jacket; Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 300699

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