THE ORIGINS OF ANGLING AND A NEW PRINTING OF: The Treatise of Fishing with an Angle by

THE ORIGINS OF ANGLING AND A NEW PRINTING OF: The Treatise of Fishing with an Angle

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or those who thought The Compleat Angler was the first as well as the ost, it was not; in the early 15th century a noblewoman-nun, Dame Juliana Berners ote this treatise which was later printed in 1496 and remained the standard work for two centuries. Both the original manuscript and the first edition have been reprinted here, along with modernized versions of both texts; commentary on the history of early books on this sport, on the enigma of Dame Berners, and ""minutiae various kinds"". The work itself is filled with many curiosa: you fish for innow with a line of one hair; for the growing roach with two; for the great oach with three. And since it has been out of print for a long time, it will have mutual value for both antiquarians and fishermen or scholars, who will be interested to see the ""chivalry and learning"" which were manifest in the medieval mind.

Pub Date: Sept. 13th, 1963
Publisher: Doubleday