Alphabet of Scientific Angling,

Rennie (James)

Alphabet of Scientific Angling,

for the Use of Beginners.

Description: FIRST EDITION, woodcut portrait of 'Christopher North in his Sporting Jacket' (with rods, &c) on title, numerous illustrations in the text, pp. xviii, 138, small 8vo, original tan cloth, printed paper label on upper cover, rebacked, label slightly defective without loss to text, ownership inscription at head of title of Smith Child of Newfield Hall, Staffordshire, and with annotations by him

Publication Details: William Orr, 1833

Notes: The majority of Rennie's publications appeared in the 1830s. Ranging over much of natural history, from plants and insects to birds and monkeys, he also took on angling, gardening, and even physics and natural theology (although his titles promised only an 'alphabet' for many of these)' (ODNB). Rennie's classes at King's College were not a success and he thereafter lived off his popular writings. Sir Smith Child, 1st Baronet (5 March 1808 – 27 March 1896) was a Conservative Party politician, and, on the evidence of this volume, well-nigh 'angling-mad' (a term used in the book). In a minuscu...more

Bibliography: (Westwood & Satchell p. 176)

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Price: £500

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1833

Stock Number: 63901

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