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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