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The Story of the Fishes (Appleton's Home Reading Books), Baskett, James Newton
1 The Story of the Fishes (Appleton's Home Reading Books)
Baskett, James Newton
New York D. Appleton 1899 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
1899 on title page and copyright page. Clean moss green cloth boards with black stamped lettering and decoration opn cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small oval stamp of "Davenport Academy of Sciences" near top of front free endpaper. Also a small inventory number near top edge of FFE. Gorgeous irridescent full color frontispiece illustration (American food fishes) with tissue guard. Many wonderful black and white illustrations throughout. 297 pages with index. Size approx. 5" x 7-1/2". An amazing book with great information and detail, along with excellent illustrations. 025067

Price: 65.00 USD
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Trout Fishing, Brooks, Joe
2 Trout Fishing
Brooks, Joe
New York Outdoor Life (Harper & Row) 1972 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean book in clean original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated throughout with color photographs, drawings. 302 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Amazing book on trout fishing that includes detailed f;y-casting, strategems for taking trout in stream and lake, how to work upstream or down, how to deal with tricky currents, how to safely wade a trout stream, a discussion of the various species of trout, their habits and fighting qualities...no aspect of fly fishing is overlooked in this gradual unfoldiing and simplification of the intricate lore. 026857

Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Mountain in the Clouds: A Search for the Wild Salmon
Brown, Bruce
New York Simon & Schuster 1982 0-671-43583-3 / 9780671435837 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with green cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean and bright; small remainder mark on bottom page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean endpapers. 239 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Fishing. 011228

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Ouananiche and its Canadian Environment, Chambers, E. T. D.
4 The Ouananiche and its Canadian Environment
Chambers, E. T. D.
New York Harper & Brothers 1896 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, first edition. Green cloth boards with darker green, red and silver fish decoration on cover, fishing hook and fly design on spine, stamped gold lettering. Very slight browning to spine. Slight surface wear to spine corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Small previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Fifteen illustrations, including frontispiece with tissue guard. Decorated title page. Preface by the author. 357 pages with index. An extended investigation of the Ouananiche (a salmon of landlocked populations living in lakes in Labrador and Newfoundland). 025433

Price: 125.00 USD
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For Poachers Only - And the Giles Stories, Chance, Jack
5 For Poachers Only - And the Giles Stories
Chance, Jack
London Adam & Charles Black 1956 second printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Bernard Venables; Alex Jardin 
Clean green cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 71 pp. with ten drawings by Bernard Venables and Alex Jardine. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny closed edge tears, very slight wear at top spine edge, hint of soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A humorous collection of stories which describe certain fishing incidents and which originally appeared in "The Field" and the "Journal of the Fly-Fisher's Club." 020784

Price: 18.00 USD
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Any Luck?, Connett, Eugene V.
6 Any Luck?
Connett, Eugene V.
Garden City, New York Garden City Publishing 1937 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book with clean illustrated dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Pages are clean, but slightly yellowed. Illustrated with drawings. 231 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book of practical advice for every trout fisherman. 026191

Price: 20.00 USD
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Truth is Stranger Than Fishin', Cook, Beatrice
7 Truth is Stranger Than Fishin'
Cook, Beatrice
New York William Morrow 1955 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Carl Malouf, Illustrator 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean and bright yellow cloth boards with small comical illustration on cover, black lettering and illustration on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (hint of very slight browning to endpapers only). No names, writing or marks. Illustrations and jacket by Carl Malouf. 303 pages. Dust jacket has very slight edge wear and edge fading; nice photo of author on rear panel, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024433

Price: 20.00 USD
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Days in the Open, Crandall, Lathan A.
8 Days in the Open
Crandall, Lathan A.
Fleming H. Revell 1914 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Louis Rhead, Illustrator 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (decorations by Louis Rhead). Clean green cloth boards with black, gold and green decorated cover (two fishing rods on left and right side of cover with tangled lines beneath the gold title lettering; circular decoration with golden fish leaping out of water). Gold lettering and black pine tree design on spine. Very slight wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Endpapers illustrated with beautiful black and white mountain lake photograph (Lake McDermott). Previous owner name neatly penned at top of half-title page. Lovely illustrations and decorations by Rhead, as well as photographs illustrate this beautifully written and decorated book. Please note that there are a few marginal notations in pencil by a previous owner which I have not erased, because they are interesting and well placed. They would be easily erasable if you wish, but I felt they were intrinsic to the book at this point, place there by someone else who loved it. 026096

Price: 50.00 USD
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Western Trout Fly Tying Manual (Western Trout Fly Tying Manual II), Dennis, Jack
9 Western Trout Fly Tying Manual (Western Trout Fly Tying Manual II)
Dennis, Jack
Snake River Book Company 1991 0937556009 / 9780937556009 First Paperback Very Good+ Mike Stidham, Illustrator 
Clean large softcover book illustrated with many beautiful drawings, detailed photographs. Slightest hint of edge wear. No folding, chipping or creasing. Pages and edges are clean and bright, color photo illustrated covers are clean. No names, writing or marks. 320 pages. 025389

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Salmon Rivers of Scotland, Derek Mills; Neil Graesser
10 The Salmon Rivers of Scotland
Derek Mills; Neil Graesser
Stone Wall Press 1984 0913276499 / 9780913276495 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Second Impression in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with drawings and maps (including many fold-out maps in excellent condition). 339 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026654

Price: 20.00 USD
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Faithful Travelers, Dodson, James
11 Faithful Travelers
Dodson, James
New York Bantam 1998 0553106449 / 9780553106442 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page), SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on title page: "To Jim - an Upstate angler! Best of luck in the streams and in life! - Jim Dodson." 279 pages. Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026002

Price: 20.00 USD
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Reel Deep in Montana's Rivers (The Pruett Series), Holt, John
12 Reel Deep in Montana's Rivers (The Pruett Series)
Holt, John
Boulder, Colorado Pruett Publishing Company 1993 0871088320 / 9780871088321 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Very clean beige cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers - no previous owner markings. Signed by the author on the half-title page: "John E. Holt". Illustrated with photographs. 152 pages with index. The last volume of a trilogy that began with "Knee Deep in Montana's Trout Streams" and continued to "Waist Deep in Montana's Lakes", John Holt brings to a close his celebrated chronicle of fly fishing in Montana. 026312

Price: 22.00 USD
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13 North American Game Fishes
La Mont, Francesca
Garden City Doubleday 1946 Leather Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean dark green leather flexible boards.Tiny bit of wear at top and bottom of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. Very small P/O label inside front cover. Illustrated with color plates. 202 pgs. 12mo. Fishing. 005158

Price: 10.00 USD
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You've Got Me on the Hook, Lariar, Lawrence
14 You've Got Me on the Hook
Lariar, Lawrence
New York Dodd Mead 1954 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with cartoon illustration and black lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Very slight bumping to corners, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), has very faint water stain to two corners, otherwise bright; tiny chip at top spine edge, several closed edge tears. A catch of the funniest cartoons about fish and fishermen. 021937

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Quotable Fisherman, Lyons, Nick
15 The Quotable Fisherman
Lyons, Nick
New York The Lyons Press 1998 1558217177 / 9781558217171 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page and in clean unchipped jacket. Very clean blue flecked white boards with clean dark blue cloth spine, white lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 200 pp. Illustrations by Alan James Robinson. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of comments and stories about the pasion and pleasure of fishing which captures the essence of the sport. Writers include: Lord Byron, Cervantes, Ernest Hemingway, Izaak Walton, and more. 020805

Price: 15.00 USD
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Houseboat Chronicles, MacDonald, Jake
16 Houseboat Chronicles
MacDonald, Jake
The Lyons Press 2004 1592285538 / 9781592285532 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean beige boards with dark green spine, beige lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 291 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful memoir of life in the Canadian shield country north of the Great Lakes, told with great humor and a keen eye for both nature and human nature. 025843

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Atlantic Salmon: A Vanishing Species?, Netboy, Anthony
17 The Atlantic Salmon: A Vanishing Species?
Netboy, Anthony
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1968 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean dark green cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 457 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very tiny shallow chips at top and bottom spine edge, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The first book in any language to deal with the Atlantic salmon in all the countries where the species is, or has been, an important natural resource. 8vo. Fish. 015379

Price: 15.00 USD
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Tactics on Trout, Ovington, Ray
18 Tactics on Trout
Ovington, Ray
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with small green illustration on cover, gold lettering and green decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 327 pgs. + index. Illustrated with drawings. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Teaches the angler how to "read" trout water and, with the help of numerous precise procedural drawings, exactly how to wade, cast, and fish out each of 33 different, but typical, kinds of trout pools. Large 8vo. Fishing. 015232

Price: 20.00 USD
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Pond, Lake and Stream Fishing - A Book of General Advice on Fresh Water Fishing, Robinson, Ben C.
19 Pond, Lake and Stream Fishing - A Book of General Advice on Fresh Water Fishing
Robinson, Ben C.
Philadelphia David McKay 1941 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with rod and reel illustration and dark green title box, gold lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 370 pp. 019814

Price: 18.00 USD
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Jill and I and the Salmon, Russell, Jack
20 Jill and I and the Salmon
Russell, Jack
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1950 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Ralph L. Boyer, Illustrator 
Second Printing (June, 1950) stated in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean green cloth boards with fish decoration on cover, dark green title box and gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrations by Ralph L. Boyer. 204 pages. Clean color illustrated dust jacket (designed by Samuel Bryant) is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has a few tiny edge chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. At age 49 Jack Russell resigned from a business career because of ill health and with his wife Jill, fresh from a London ballet, established a unique fishing camp on the Miramichi River. This is the story of 20 years of hardihood, friendship, and adventure -- their second life. 025084

Price: 35.00 USD
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