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Manuals of fishing, Ichthyology,Bibliographies, Early books, Latin fishing books, Fisheries, Fishing Tackle, Entomology, Fly tying

Fishing Manuals – (Product: VFB-Manuals-01)

51 informative fishing manuals with plenty of detail about fish, tackle and tactics

A veritable mine of information about the fine art of catching different fish accompanied by a spreadsheet that facilitates easy browsing of all the books :

You can download a copy of the fishing manuals collection for a paltry £1  (download file size is 939 Mbytes)

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Latin Books – (Product: VFB-Latin-01)

12 wonderfully illustrated piscatorial books with Latin text. Fish from Europe, Brazil, Cuba and other countries are given a Latin flavour.

You can view a gallery of Brazilian Fish images from “Selecta Genera et Species Piscium quos in Itinere per Brasiliam 1817 – 1820″  here: Brazilian Fish

The following spreadsheet will be your guide to the books in this collection:

The price for this fascinating Latin excursion available as a download is £1.

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Ichthyology Books (Product: VFB-Ichth-01)

Ichthyology is defined as the study of the physiology, history, economic importance etc. of fishes and these books reflect the subject. They include 6 ichthyology volumes from  The Naturalist’s Library which was one of the most auspicious literary projects of the 1830s. Sir William Jardine was responsible for editing the 42 volume Naturalist’s Library which made natural history available to the general public for the first time. Most of the books in this collection contain beautiful colour illustrations, see this gallery for an example of the quality of fish illustrations : Ichthyology volume 1.

All of the illustrations below also come from the ichthyology books in the Naturalist’s Library.

Included in this download is a spreadsheet which facilitates easy browsing of the books in the collection:

This ichthyology collection is available for immediate download at the frugal price of £1 (download file size is 455 Mbytes)

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Fishing Tackle Books – (Product: VFB-FTackle-01)

20 books about fishing tackle including tackle catalogues and instructional manuals. Make your own rod the old fashioned way or just study the development of fishing tackle; you will find it fascinating to discover what fishing tackle was available 100 years ago or earlier.

The following spreadsheet allows you to browse this collection of fishing tackle books with ease:

This collection is available for download at the very reasonable price of £1 (file size is 264 Mbytes)

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French Fishing Books – (Product: VFB-French-01)

10 superbly illustrated French language Fishing books:

To view a gallery of 21 images depicting fish from around Madagascar, taken from “Recherches sur la faune de Madagascar et de ses dépendances” by P Bleeker click here: Fish of Madagascar

Traité général des pesches : et histoire des poissons contains an excellent account of all the methods of catching, preserving, storing and transporting fish in 18th century France:

 

Most of the remaining books contain  descriptions and excellent colour illustrations of fish:

Fish

Even if you don’t speak French this collection is worth downloading for the illustrations alone and as usual it is accompanied by a spreadsheet which facilitates easy browsing of the books:

The  price for this unusual French language fishing book collection is £1 and it is available for immediate download (file size is 175 Mbytes)

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Fisheries – (Product: VFB-Fisheries-01)

22 books covering the fisheries of the world, includes most the documentation from the Great International Fisheries Exhibition in London 1883:

 

 

As with all my downloadable fishing book collections there is a spreadsheet included which allows easy browsing of the books:

The price for this  selection of  books about the fisheries of the world is a bargain at £1 and it is available for download (size is 927 Mbytes)

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Entomology & Fly tying – (Product: VFB-Ent&FT-01)

24 reference books for the fly fisher on entomology and fly tying.

As with all my downloadable fishing book collections there is a spreadsheet included which allows easy browsing of the books:

The price for this excellent selection of entomology and fly tying books is a bargain at £1 and it is available for download (size is 349 Mbytes)

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Early Fishing Books – (Product: VFB-Early-01)

25 of the earliest fishing books published; includes:

 Oppian’s Halieuticks of the nature of fishes and fishing of the ancients – translated from the ancient Greek – which contains the first description of fly fishing

The Gentleman Angler, 1726 – one of my favourite old fishing books

The Treatyse of Fysshynge Wyth an Angle – the first book on fishing ever published in English (originally printed in 1496)

The complete angler, or, Contemplative man’s recreation by Isaak Walton – the all time classic. To view an interesting  set of illustrations from this book click here: The Complete Angler

As with all my downloadable fishing book collections there is a spreadsheet included which allows easy browsing of the books:

The price for this excellent early selection of fishing books is a bargain at £4 and it is available for download (size is 334 Mbytes)

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Bibliographic – (Product: VFB-Biblio-01)

Twelve books which form a comprehensive bibliographic reference for fish and fishing from the earliest times.  It includes the famous  “Biblotheca Piscatoria” by T Westwood as well as eleven other books about fishing history or fishing books. I doubt that you will find a better reference anywhere:

As with all my downloadable fishing book collections there is a spreadsheet which allows you to browse the 12 books in this collection with ease:
The price for this excellent bibliographic reference is a snip at £5 and it is available for download (size is 660 Mbytes)

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