Five (5) 19th Century hunting and fishing books. 1st item: STRETTON, Charles. Sport and Sportsmen: A Book of Recollections. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1866. 8 3/4" H x 6 1/8" W (Octavo). 319 pages. First Edition in original marbled boards with leather spine and tips. Five raised hubs to spine. Overall good condition. Scuffing and foxing. 2nd item: FISHER, P.; DAVIES, Christopher (Editor). The Angler's Souvenir. London: Frederick Warne & Co., circa 1877. 5 3/4" H X 7 3/4" W (Octavo). 311 pages. First Thus Edition in original rust boards featuring elaborate gold and black embossed tooling and title work. All Edges Gilt. Original illustrations retain tissue guards. Overall very good condition. A nice specimen with slight rubbing and foxing. 3rd item: WARNER, Charles Dudley. In the Wilderness. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1886. 4 1/2" H X 6" W (Sextodecimo). 226 Pages. Early edition. Chapters include; "How I Killed a Bear" and "A Fight with a Trout" among others. Overall good condition. Front endpaper torn. Rear blank pages torn (no text). 4th item: YALE, Leroy; et al. The Out of Door Library: Angling. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. 5 1/2" H X 8" W (Octavo). 305 Pages. Second Edition. Original olive green cloth. Overall very good condition. Slight scuffing and a bit of staining to boards. 5th item: MAYER, Alfred (Editor); BEARD, James; WALLACE, Lew; MUIR, John; et al. Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters. New York: The Century Co., 1883. 8" H X 11" W (Octavo). 888 Pages. First Edition. Large compendium of hunting and fishing stores in the original highly embossed leather binding. Blind tooling work to covers and spine. Overall very good condition. Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. Note: Mrs. Green's grandfather, Edward Dickson Hicks II, was appointed Fish Commissioner for Middle Tennessee in 1862. CONDITION: See item description.
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