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Our Cruise in the Undine - Edmund George Harvey

1854 - John W. Parker and Son, London - First Edition
A rare work. The Cruise was ‘a three-week expedition of 1,000 miles up the Seine, etc., to the Rhine below Basle; down the Rhine to Cologne; by train (with the Undine on board) from Cologne to Bruges, where the boat was stored for the winter. The voyagers, who are known throughout the book as The Professor, The Captain, and The Doctor, showed remarkable tolerance for the outlandishness and ignorance of the natives they encountered.’

Harvey [1828-84] was an author and musical composer, who after studying at Cambridge, resided for a few years on the continent, at which time he undertook his adventures in the
Undine. He was later ordained.

Illustrated with ten engraved plated, charmingly decorated initial letters for each chapter, and a folding engraved map showing ‘
Our Route through France and Germany’. 
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The British Angler's Manual, Or, The Art Of Angling In England, Scotland, Wales, And Ireland. With Some Account Of The Principal Rivers, Lakes, And Trout Streams, In The United Kingdom; With Instructions In Fly-Fishing, Trolling, And Angling At The Bottom, And More Particularly For The Trout. Embellished with numerous engravings on steel and wood, chiefly from original pictures and drawings by the author. - Thomas C. Hofland

1839 - Whitehead & Co. / R. Ackermann, London - First Edition
An angling treatise ‘the result of more than thirty years’ practice’ by the eminent English landscape painter, Thomas Christopher Hofland [1777-1843]. ‘An agreeably written and beautifully illustrated work’.

Most of the steel engraved plates are by the author (nine views and four exquisite engravings of artificial flies) along with many of the 39 woodcuts. Two of the plates are in facsimile.
 
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Fifty Years of Rosslyn Park - C. C. Hoyer Millar

1929 - Printed Privately for the Club by Wyman & Sons Ltd., London - First Edition
Rosslyn Park Football Club was founded over 130 years ago in 1879 by departees of Belsize Park RFC and named after Rosslyn Hill in NW3, the club became the first club based in England to play rugby internationally when it faced Stade Francais in Paris on 18 April 1892.


This is the most comprehensive history of the club, illustrated with twenty black and white photographs.
 
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1890 - Longmans, London - First Edition
‘One of the great books of the sport and deserves an honoured spot in every golf library.’ - Joseph Murdoch, The Library of Golf.

The history, celebrated golfers and celebrated links, styles, etiquette, giving odds, and, I assume, relevant for the day - ‘hints to cricketers who are taking up golf’. Illustrated by Thomas Hodge and Harry Furniss with 22 plates, several woodcuts in text, and many further illustrations.

Hutchinson was himself an accomplished golfer who won the first two official British Amateur Championships in 1886 and 1887, and he was also a writer of considerable skill.
 
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British Golf Links - Horace Hutchinson (Editor)

1897 - J. S. Virtue & Co., London - First Edition
One of the most elaborate books of the period, lavishly illustrated with remarkable photographs, and engravings. Containing accounts of fifty one of the finest British golf courses, including Pau, Biaritz and Cannes, (as well as three in France). It also serves as an interesting commentary on the styles of clubhouses built at that time in England and Scotland. One of the key books in its field.

Published simultaneously with 250 large paper copies (issued in wrappers so that customers could choose their own bindings).

Hutchinson was himself an accomplished golfer who won the first two official British Amateur Championships in 1886 and 1887, and he was also a writer of considerable skill.
 
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1912 - Longmans, London - First Edition
An interesting and broad ranging collection of articles on how to play golf by turn of the century highly respected writes and players such as Bernard Darwin, and May Hezlet. Illustrated throughout with 66 early black and white photographs.

Scarce in the original bright pictorial boards, clearly demonstrating how fashion on the links is no longer what it used to be.

In five parts -
How to Learn; Elementary Instruction; From the Professional’s Point of View; Men of Genius; and From the Ladies Point of View. 
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Golfing - The “Oval” Series of Games - Horace Hutchinson, C. W. Alcock (Editor)

1893 - George Routledge & Sons, London - First Edition
A rather scarce first edition of this early golfing title, in the original pictorial paper boards, without restoration or rebinding.

By the great Horace Hutchinson, an accomplished golfer who won the first two official British Amateur Championships in 1886 and 1887, and he was also a writer of considerable skill.

Illustrated with three black and white photographic plates.
 
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American Trout Streams - Henry Andrews Ingraham

1926 - Privately printed for The Anglers’ Club of New York, New York - Number 271 of 350 copies
A superb copy, unread and unopened, of the second book published by The Anglers' Club of New York [Siegel 1]. Illustrated with 3 maps, and 2 plates of trout stream insects.

Eugene V. Connett was quoted as saying that American Trout Streams was 'the first book to be published by Derrydale,' though it does not bear the imprint of Connett's famous press. -
A Century With the Anglers' Club [2006] 
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