The Sporting & Wildlife Sale | 24 April 2013
Sold for £60
A Literal Translation into English of the Earliest Known Book on Fowling and Fishing written originally in Flemish and Printed at Antwerp in the Year 1492, number 40 of 150 copies , illustrations, original morocco-backed marbled boards, uncut, with the original box, [Thacher p.146; cf.W&S p.35-36 & 78], 4to, Honey Dun Press, 1978.
⁂ A reprint of the privately printed edition (only 25 copies) for Alfred Denison by the Chiswick Press in 1872. "It contains 26 chapters, of a few lines each, giving recipes for artificial baits, unguents & pastes, & at the close two pages are given to the periods at which certain fish are 'at their best'". W&S. It also contains instructions for catching birds and ducks with the hands (by baiting them), recipes for paste fishing baits made from beaver's kidney, human blood and barley flour, other baits, various fishing methods, etc. Denison says in his introduction, "We may consider it to be the first known work on angling".
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