The Treatyse Of Fysshynge Wyth An Angle
[Fist Angling Book Published in English]

By: Berners, Dame Juliana

Price: $225.00

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"One of the best facsimiles ever executed" - Westwood & Satchell.


With the famous woodcut frontispiece of a man fishing and decorations 'after the text of Wynkyn de Worde in 'The Boke of St. Alban's empynted at Westmester in the yere of thyncarnacion of our Lorde mcccclxxxxvi (1496' by St. John Hornby and Meysey Turton".


Glassine cover worn on folds with some detachment. Text clean light toning with older bookseller notes on bottom of title page. Rubs on spine tips. Small 4to; 23cm; xiv [1] [24] pages, card covers with the original printed glassine cover a 1880 facsimile with an introduction by the Rev. M. G. Watkins.


Dame Juliana Berners, (flourished 1460), English prioress and author of A Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle (1496), the earliest known volume on sport fishing. Berners’s work predates Englishman Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler (1653),


Despite its antiquity, Treatyse remains a remarkable work for its detail and vision. A comprehensive guide for the anglers of its time, the book contains substantial information on fishing destinations, rod and line construction, and selection of natural baits and preferred artificial fly dressings categorized by the season of their optimum utility.


Perhaps most remarkable are the essays on the virtues of conservation, respecting the rights of streamside landowners, and angler’s etiquette. These concepts would not come to be commonly accepted and advocated in the angling world until 400 years after the publication of the Treatyse, yet today they embody the ethical bedrock of sport fishing. [Petri in Briticannica]
REF: Westwood & Satchell, p. 29.

Title: The Treatyse Of Fysshynge Wyth An Angle
[Fist Angling Book Published in English]

Author Name: Berners, Dame Juliana

Categories: 18th CENTURY and EARLIER, England, Sports, Leisure and Hobbies, Angling - Fishing,

Publisher: London, Elliot Stock: 1880

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Book

Size: Small 4to; 23cm; xiv [1] [24] pages,

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 010486