SEA-FISHING. By C.O. Minchin. With 32 illustrations in the text mostly from original sketches by J.A. Minchin.
1911 1st edition. 8vo (140 x 200mm). Ppviii,306 + 4pp ads. B/w line illustrations by the author. Blue-green cloth, upper board titled in black with printed boat angling scene, spine titled in black with printed mackerel fishing scene. Issue B - 1912, with plain white late years upon the subject of sea-fishing that it has been at times difficult to avoid the appearance of plagiarism, but the reader may feel assured that every attempt has been made to bring the book up to date, and when he discovers mistakes, as no doubt he will, let him absolve any previous writers who might have been the sources of the information and put the blame on the shoulders of the author". (From the author's preface). Chapters include:- The bass; Sea bream; The cod; The conger; Dogfishes and skates; The mackerel and its companions; The grey mullet; Plaice, dabs, and flounders; The pollack; Whiting, pouting, and poor cod; The herring family; Some less important sea-fishes; Some more British fishes; Fishing from rocks, piers, and beaches; Some harbours on the south coast of England; The natural baits for sea-fish; Tackle for angling; Lines, nets, and traps; Some practical hints and a few words on nature-study; List of common British sea-fishes.
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|Author||Minchin (Charles Owen). (1844-1930).|
|Book Description||Some foxing but a very good copy. Issue B, with loosely inserted 4pp book-list.|
|Publisher||Adam and Charles Black.|