THE YOUNG ANGLER'S POCKET COMPANION; or a new and complete treatise on the Art of angling, as may be practised with success in every River in England; during both the Winter and Summer Season; Directing, by plain and easy methods the young angler to perfect himself in this Art, in a little time; either as to Paste or Bait-Fishing of any sort;.
Edition: 1st Edition
London: R. Bassam, 1795. .or Fly-Fishing, Natural or Artificial; and both in a most curious manner. Also the Art of making Artificial Flies, Whipping Lines and Rods; and the truest Method of catching most sorts of Large Fish. To which is now added, a new and most successful method of Trolling and laying Trimmers; with a Copper-Plate, shewing the different methods of baiting the Gorge-Hook, the Bear Hook, the Live-Bait and Trimming Hook. Together with the best method of Smelt-Fishing: Both which have never before been treated on. [v], vi, , 8-108pp. Frontispiece and two engraved plates. Nineteenth century half-calf, gilt over marbled boards with gilt fish and shell vignettes to spine. Silk marker. 12mo. First edition. Extremities a little rubbed with some wear to board corners; spine expertly repaired; pictorial label of 'Hen'y Milward & Sons Superfine Cast Steel Hooks' on fixed front endpaper and, pasted above it, is a review stating: 'This, the first edition, contains "Smelt Fishing and Trolling and Laying of Trimmers," which are omitted in later editions.' A very good copy of a scarce title.