The Angler’s Bedside Book by Edited by Maurice Wiggin

The Angler’s Bedside Book by Edited by Maurice Wiggin lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Sport Fishing section.

London: B. T. Batsford, 1965, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings;

From the cover: If a sport be judged by its literature, few if any are more richly endowed than angling. The simplest of sports has produced an almost unparalleled harvest of writing which is notable for its wit and charm. This volume is not an anthology of classic writing about fishing, though it is enriched by many choice quotations. All the major contributions have been written especially for this book by the best angling writers of our day (listed on the back flap of this jacket). Most of them are famous experts; some are hitherto undiscovered writers who have something fresh and individual to say.

All aspects of angling are touched upon freshwater and sea, lake and river, game and coarse. It is not a didactic textbook, but a distillation of flavours; reminiscent and reflective, often funny, never pompous. There is something in every mood, for every angler who, away from the waterside, wants nothing better than a re-creation of waterside delights.

Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with slight fraying at the spine ends and corners. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners’ name to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.

Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 287 pages. 9″ x 6″.

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