NEAR-BY FRESH & SALT WATER FISHING, by A.M. Spangler - 1889 [Signed]
"Near-By" Fresh and Salt Water Fishing, or Angling within a Radius of One Hundred Miles of Philadelphia
by A. M. Spangler
SIGNED and Inscribed on title page. Published by: A.M. Spangler, Philadelphia, PA, 1889.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Volume is overall well-preserved with mild rubbing to covers and toning inside, and some fragility in the binding.
- Red buckram covers feature black text and lines on front, and display mild general fading and edgewear.
- Boards are exposed at corners, which are also bumped.
- Spine is sunned, and exhibits overall rubbing, strong at ends, which display some softening.
- Faint residual shadow of label can be seen on lower half of spine.
- Binding is fragile, and is starting to split at copyright page. Front hinge is cracked. (See photos)
- Title page features signature and inscription by author.
- First page of introduction displays library stamp. (See photos)
- Interior is gently age-toned, and is overall well-preserved.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Textblock edges show expected toning. Fore edge has library stamp.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
97 pages. 5.5 x 7.25 inches.
A guide to angling in the Philadelphia region, detailing the varieties of fish to be caught, where to find them, at what times of the year, as well as their habits and even their history in the Philadelphia regions. The volume provides a remarkable reference to the technique of angling, with practical advice and information, as well as some geographical details to facilitate the orientation in the regions and areas mentioned.
Frontis features B&W portrait photograph of the author. Line illustrations of species of fish are found throughout book. Complete with a map of the Philadelphia region and the Delaware Bay. Features ad pages at end of volume.
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