Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: First Printing
Size: 8vo; [xii], lxxxvi, [x] pages
Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903.
Unread Very Fine condition in Fine, original chemise with light tanning and small at rear joint in publisher's slipcase (panels separated). Limited edition of 160 copies on hand-made paper. Bound in limp vellum with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover, cloth ties present. Top edges gilt. Rather scarce in this condition and hard to find with original chemise.
Printed at the Gilliss Press from type case specially for this book, patterned after the traditional old character first used by Wynkyn de Worde in his original 1496 edition. With introductory essay by William Loring Andrews, 1837-1920.The Treatyse is often described as the first known English essay on fishing as a sport ; Wood block print.