1668. [VENABLES, ROBERT]. The Experienc'd Angler: or, Angling Improv'd. Being a General Discourse of Angling. Imparting the Aptest Wayes and Choicest Experiments for the Taking of most Sorts of Fish in Pond or River. London: For Richard Marriot, 1668. 8vo. , 95,  p. Ten text engravings of fish. Lacks added engraved title. Mid-nineteenth century calf, very skillfully rebacked retaining gilt-decorated spine. Top margin trimmed a bit close to the running heads but all are unaffected, title leaf and leaves containing the engraved fish a trifle soiled, but a very good copy. Third edition of a very early angling book, first published in 1662. Apparently the second edition was entirely consumed in the Great Fire and no copy is known. Wing V184; ESTC R32919. (Inventory #: 14905)
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