Salmonia: Or Days of Fly Fishing. In A Series of Conversations. With Some Account of The Habits of Fishes Belonging to The Genus Salmo. Second Edition.

  • [Davy, Humphry] 'An Angler'
  • London: John Murray 1829
  • Bibliotheca Piscatoria p. 77.


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8vo, pp. xiii, [iii], 335, [1] + 9 plates. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Somewhat soiled and a little toned. Rebacked, hinges relined, boards somewhat darkened and soiled, old leather worn at corners. Stamps of Edinburgh Select Subscription Library to title-page and plates, a few marginal notes and doodles.


The second edition of Sir Humphry Davy's fishing book was given six new plates to augment the three present in the first published a year prior. Although best-remembered now for his prodigious and numerous scientific achievements, Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was also a keen angler and dictated this, 'the first book devoted exclusively to salmon,' (Merritt, "Angling Books." The Princeton University Library Chronicle 41, no. 1 (1979)) from his sick-bed while convalescing; it was popular enough to reach a 5th edition by 1869.

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