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.
  References: Westwood & Satchell, Bibliotheca Piscatoria 118. DNB.
pp. xvi 410. Plates opposite pages 239 and 255 in facsimile.
  Re-backed in the original green blind-stamped and decorated cloth, new yellow end-papers, gilt spine titles, false bands, two gilt decorations (fly and tied fly).   Condition: A very good copy. A little foxing but generally lovely and clean interior and plates.   Ref: 103201   Price: HK$ 1,500