New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1850. First edition. Hardcover. The first edition volume with the supplement of this informative work on fishing, containing much information that is useful today, including on salmon, pike, carp, cat fish, eel, perch, shoal water fish and deep sea fish.
8vo, xvi, 359 pp, 16pp advertisements. Illustrated from Nature by the Author with a frontispiece, 11 plates, numerous wood cut engravings in the text.
[with] the separately matched binding supplement. The supplement, Chiefly concerning salmon and trout, and the flies to take them. Containing the beautiful tissue guarded hand colored frontispiece depicting 24 colored flies. 8vo, vi, 86 pp, 3 tables at rear.
Original publisher's red gilt cloth, spine titled in gilt, upper cover with gilt vignette of fish. A few small spots on front board of the first volume; gilt somewhat tarnished on spines of both volumes. Some scattered fox spotting to early and late pages; small, neat original ink previous owner signature in first volume. OCLC: 123093553 and Supplement OCLC: 921916687. Very good overall. Item #25960