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Bartlett, John; Catalogue of Books on Angling: including ichthyology, pisciculture, fisheries, and fishing laws: from the library of a practitioner of more than fifty years' experience in the art of angling.; Cambridge, 1882, Harvard University Press.
also, Supplement; Cambridge, 1886, University Press.

Bartlett, John; [compiled by L.R. Albee]; The Bartlett Collection. A list of books on angling, fishes, and fish culture in Harvard College library., Cambridge, 1896, Library of Harvard University.

Bethune, George Washington). Bibliographical preface . . .with some notices of fishing, and books on fishing, before Walton; New York, 1847, ; In Isaac Walton's The complete angler . . . ., see also Sabin, Joseph, infra.

Blakely, Robert; Historical Sketches of the Angling Literature of all Nations, to which is added a bibliography of English writers on angling [by J.R. Smith]; London, 1856, John Russell Smith.

Biscotti, M. L.; American Sporting Book Series; Madison (OH), 1994, Sunrise.

Biscotti, M. L.; A Bibliography of American Sporting Books, 1926-1985; Far Hills (NJ), 1997, Meadow Run Press; limited edition.

Bodio, Stephen J.; A Sportsman's Library: 100 essential, engaging, offbeat, and occasionally odd fishing and hunting books for the adventurous reader; Guilford (CT), 2013. The Lyons Press.

Boosey, Thomas; Piscatorial Reminiscences and Gleanings: by an old angler and bibliopolist, to which is added a catalogue of books on angling [by W. Pickering]; London, 1835, William Pickering.

Bruns, Henry P.; The Great Bruns Collection: "Angling Books of the Americas", Atlanta, 1975, Anglers Press.

Callahan, Ken; American Angling Bibliographies. Machynlleth, Powys, 2016, Coch-y-Bonddu Books; 2016, limited edition.

Callahan, Ken & Paul Morgan; Hampton's Angling Bibliography: fishing books 1881-1949. Revised & expanded by Ken Callahan and Paul Morgan; Ellesmere (UK), 2008, The Three Beards Press.

Cave, Robert B. (Bruce); Roderick Haig-Brown: a descriptive bibliography; Citrus Heights (CA), 2000, privately printed; limited edition.

Coleby, R.J.W. (compiler); Regional angling literature: a check-list of books on angling and the salmon fisheries in Scotland, northern England, Wales, and Ireland; with an introductory survey; Billinghay (UK), 1979, privately printed.

Coigney, Rodolphe L.; Izaak Walton: A New Bibliography 1653-1987; New York, 1989, James Cummings; limited edition.

Corliss, Paul (compiler); New Zealand Freshwater Fish & Fishing: a bibliography and book collector's guide; Christchurch, 2001, The Purple Grouse Press; limited edition.

Crispens, Charles G., Jr.; Quails and Partridges of North America, a bibliography; Seattle, 1960, Seattle.

Cupka, David & Dorothy Stone Harmon; Archibald Rutledge: The Man and His Books. Bibliography by David Cupka; Piedmont (SC), 2003, Bookquest.

Curtis, Paul; Fishing the Margins: a history and complete bibliography of fly fishing in south africa; Johannesburg, 2005, Platanna Press.

Curtis, Paul; Fishing Wider Margins: bibliography and history of african sport fishing; Johannesburg, 2020, Platanna Press.

Derrydale Press; A Decade of American Sporting Books & Prints by The Derrydale Press 1927-1937. A Complete Bibliography of the Books and Prints Published Including the Privately Printed Items; New York, 1937, Derrydale Press.

Drury Clyde E.; Books of the Black Bass, Revised and Enlarged Edition (with) 1st Supplement; Tacoma (WA), 1979 & 1980; privately printed.

Dunn, Bob; Angling in Australia: its history and writings; Balmain (NSW), 1991, David Ell Press.

Ellis, Sir Henry; A Catalogue of Books on Angling: with some brief notices of several of their authors; London, 1811, Printed By T. Bensley; The first published angling bibliography.

Ellis, Sir Henry; Catalogue of the valuable library of the late Sir H. Ellis, comprising books on angling, portraits, manuscripts, sold by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, July, 1869. London, 1869, Sotheby.

Fearing, Daniel B.; Check List of Books on Angling, Fish, Fisheries Fish-Culture, Etc. in the Library of Daniel B. Fearing; New York, 1901, privately printed.

Findlay, Jim; Australian Fishing Books: a list and guide to values; Launceston, 2004, Stevens Publishing; also a second edition, Launceston, 2006, Stevens Publishing, with 600 more entries.

Frazier, Don; Recognizing Derrydale Press Books; Morristown (NJ), 1983, privately printed; limited edition.

Gee, Ernest R.; Early American Sporting Books 1734 to 1844: a few brief notes; New York, 1928, The Derrydale Press; limited edition.

Gee, Ernest R.; The Sportsman's Library: being a descriptive list of the most important books on sport; New York, 1940, R.R. Bowker Co.; limited edition.

Gingrich, Arnold; The Fishing in Print, a guided tour through five centuries of angling literature; New York, 1974, Winchester Press.

Goodspeed, Charles Elliot; Angling in America, its early history and literature; Boston, 1939, Houghton-Mifflin; limited edition; also a facsimile limited edition reprint, Newton Abbot – Devon (UK), 1996, The Flyfisher’s Classic Library.

Grey, Jock. The Angling Library of Jock Grey: Auction 9th & 10th February, 1991; Cheltenham (VIC, AU), 1991, P. Jowett, Auctioneer.

Grolier Club of the City of New York; Chronological Hand-list of Various Editions of “The Complete Angler,” by I. Walton and C. Cotton: with a supplement embracing other writings of Walton and Cotton, etc. 1593–1893; New York, 1893, Grolier Club.

Hampton, J. Fitzgerald; Modern Angling Bibliography: books published on angling fisheries fish culture from 1881 to 1945; London, 1947, Herbert Jenkins.

Hand, Richard A.; A Bookman's Guide To Hunting, Shooting, Angling, And Related Subjects: a compilation of over 13,450 catalog entries with prices and annotations, both bibliographical and descriptive; Metuchen (NJ), 1991, The Scarecrow Press.

Hare, C.F.; The Language of Field Sports; London, 1939, Country Life.

Harewood, Harry; A Dictionary of Sports: or, companion to the field, the forest, and the river side. containing explanations of every term applicable to racing, shooting, hunting, fishing, hawking, archery, etc. etc., with essays upon all national amusements; London, 1835, printed for Thomas Tegg and Son.

Harwood, Keith; Angling Books: a collector's guide; Machynlleth, Powys, 2016, Coch-y-Bonddu Books; 2016, limited edition.

Heckscher, John Gerard; The Library of the Late John Gerard Heckscher of New York City. Parts I, II, & III. Sold February 2 - 5, 1909, February 15- 18, 1909, March 2 - 4, 1909. By the Merwin-Clayton Sales Company, 20-24 East 20th Street, New York; New York, 1909, Merwyn-Clayton Sales Co.; Part 1 and 2, Angling, Part 3, Fisheries, sporting, duelling, ornithology, miscellaneous, also a facsimile limited edition reprint, New York, 1992, James Cummins Bookseller.

Heller, Morris; American Hunting and Fishing Books 1800-1970: an annotated bibliographybooks and booklets on american hunting and fishing; Mesilla (NM), 1997, Nimrod and Piscator Press; limited edition.

Henderson, Robert R.; Early American Sport: a check-list of books by american and foreign authors published in america prior to 1860, including sporting songs; 1953, New York, A.S. Barnes.

Hills, John Waller; A History of Fly Fishing for Trout; London, 1921, Philip Allan.

Hogan, Austin S.; American Sporting Periodicals of Angling Interest, a selected check list and guide; Manchester (VT), 1973, Museum of American Fly Fishing.

Horne, Bernard S.; The Compleat Angler 1635–1967, a new bibliography; Pittsburgh, 1970, Pittsburgh Bibliophiles; limited edition.

Kerridge, Philip M.; Angling Literature; Fullerton (CA), 1970, Sultana; limited edition.

Lake, Fred & Hal Wright; A Bibliography of Archery; Manchester (UK), 1974, Simon Archery Foundation.
also a limited edition reprint, Lyons (MS), 1994, Derrydale Press. Legends of the Longbow Library.

Lambert, Osmund; Angling Literature in England; and Descriptions of Fishing by the Ancients: with a notice of some books on other piscatorial subjects; London, 1881, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington.

Lingren, Authur James; British Columbia Angling and Fishing Literature: a Chronological Check List, 1865 to 2010; n.p., 2010, privately printed; (British Columbia Fly Fishing Federation's home page;; viewed 5/21/2014.

Maclay, Alfred B.; Five Centuries of Sport: hunting, racing, shooting, falconry, riding, cock-fighting, fox-hunting, coursing, angling, coaching; rare American sporting periodicals, first editions in original Parts. The distinguished collection formed by the late Alfred B. Maclay, sold by order of Mrs Alfred B. Maclay. Public auction sale April 10 and 11 at 2 and 8:15 p.m.; New York, 1945, Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc.

Manley, J. J.; Literature of Sea and River Fishing; London, 1884, London International Fisheries Exposition; London International Fisheries Exposition. 1883.

Marston, Robert B.; Walton and Some Earlier Writers on Fish and Fishing; London, 1903, Elliott Stock.

Marston, Robert B.; A List of Books Relating to Fish, Fishing, etc; see Westwood,Thomas.

North, Ernest Dressel: The Book Treasures of an Angler; New York, 1903, Literary Collector, Vol. 6, pp.37– 44; About Mr. John G. Heckscher's collection of books on fishing.

Oliver, Peter; A New Chronicle of the Complete Angler; New York, 1936, Paisley Press.

Phillips, John C.; A Bibliography of American Sporting Books - sport, natural history, hunting-dogs, trapping, shooting, early American travel, fishing, sporting periodicals, guide books, forestry, conservation etc.; Boston 1930, Edward Morrill And Son; also a facsimile limited edition reprint, New York, 1991, James Cummins Bookseller.

Pickering, William; Bibliotheca Piscatoria: a catalogue of books upon angling; London, 1935, William Pickering.

Radcliffe, William; Fishing From the Earliest Times; London, 1921, John Murray; the 1926 second edition is more desirable with the added 15-page bibliography.

Ransome, Arthur M.; The Fisherman’s Library; Cambridge (UK), 1955, Cambridge University Press; also a 1995 limited edition reprint.

Rapach, Andrew M.; A Check-List of American Angling Books: and some others; Pittsburgh, 1992, Privately printed; limited edition; also a 1993 second edition.

Riling, Ray; Guns and Shooting, A Selected Chronological Bibliography: artillery, bombs, fireworks, and rockets, the composition and manufacture of explosives, firearms, and ammunition...prepared for the use of the arms collector, ballistician, gunsmith, handloader, technician, war and peace, in the field and at target; New York, 1951, Greenberg; limited edition. Begins in 1420 and ends in 1950 with 2769 entries.

Robb, James; Notable Angling Literature; London, 1947, Herbert Jenkins.

Sabin, Joseph; A Bibliographical Catalogue of the Waltonian Library Belonging to the Estate of Robert W. Coleman, , Deceased, Late of Cornwall, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; New York, 1866, privately printed; limited edition 75 copies.

Sage, Dean; A Catalogue of the Collection of Books on Angling Belonging to Mr. Dean Sage of Albany, N.Y.; New York, 1896, privately printed; limited edition, also a facsimile limited edition reprint, Mansfield Center, (CT), 1995, Martino Publishing.
also Supplement; New York, 1904, De Vinne Press.

Sage, Dean; Restigouche and its Salmon Fishing, with a chapter on angling literature; Edinburgh, 1898, David Douglas.

Scott, Tim. A Guide to Modern Angling Books; 1990, Published by the author (A Hare's Ear Production).

Sheets, K.A.; American Fishing Books 1743–1993, a guide to values; Ann Arbor (MI), 1993, Anglers & Scholars.

Siegel, Henry, et al; The Derrydale Press: A Bibliography; Goshen (CT), 1981, Angler's & Shooter's Press; limited edition.

Simmonds, N.W.; Early Scottish Angling Literature; Shrewsbury, Shropshire (UK), 1997, Swan Hill Press; A comprehensive critique of Scottish angling literature up to the end of the 20th century.

Slater, J. Herbert; Illustrated Sporting Books: a descriptive survey of a collection of english illustrated works of a sporting and racy character with an appendix of prints relating to sports of the field; London, 1899, L. Upcott Gill.

Smith, Brian R.; Samworth Books: A Descriptive Bibliography. Thomas G. Samworth and the Small Arms Technical Publishing Co.; Luke (MD), 1990, The Marksman's Bookshelf; limited edition.

Smith, John Russell; A Bibliographical Catalogue Of English Writers on Angling and Ichthyology; London, 1956, J.R. Smith.

Soczka, Al; Muskie The Written Word 1892-2003; Land o’ Lakes (WI), 2003, Tall Pines Publishing.

Starkman, Susan B. & Read, Stanley E. (compiler); The Contemplative Man’s Recreation, a bibliography of books on angling and game fish in the library of the university of british columbia; Vancouver (BC), 1970, Univ of British Columbia.
also Daniells, Laurenda & Read, Stanley E. (compilers); More Recreation for the Contemplative Man; Vancouver (BC), 1971, Univ. of British Columbia.

Thacher, Charles; Angling Books: a guide for collectors; Far Hills (NJ), 2006, (Meadow Run Press). limited edition.

Van Winkle, William M.; Henry William Herbert [Frank Forester]. A Bibliography of His Writings 1832-1858: compiled by William Mitchell Van Winkle with the bibliographical assistance of David A. Randall; Portland (ME), 1936, he Southworth-Anthoensen Press.

Wegner, Robert; Wegner's Bibliography on Deer and Deer Hunting: a comprehensive annotated compilation of books in english pertaining to deer and their hunting 1413-1991; Deforest (WI), 1992, (Saint Hubert’s Press).

Westwood, T. & Satchell, T.; Biblioteca Piscatoria, a catalogue of books on angling, the fisheries and fish-culture; London, 1883, W. Satchell.
and Marston, Robert B.; A List of Books Relating to Fish, Fishing, and Fisheries to Supplement the Bibliotheca Piscatoria of T. Westwood and T. Satchell published in 1883. This List includes Works published between 1883 and 1900, and some older Books not mentioned in the 'Bibliotheca Piscatoria'; London, 1901, Sampson, Low, Marston & Co.;
also a facsimile limited edition reprint of the 1883 first edition and the 1901 supplement in one volume, London, 1966, Dawsons of Pall Mall.

Westwood, Thomas; Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Westwood, Esq: now forming part of the Lenox Library; New York, 1873, J.W. Bouton.

Westwood, Thomas; The Chronicle of the “Compleat Angler" of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton: being a bibliographical record of its various phases and mutations: London, 1864, Willis and Sotheran.

Wetzel, Charles M.; American Fishing Books: a bibliography from the earliest times up to 1948 together with a history of angling and angling literature in america; Newark (DE), 1950, privately printed,
also a facsimile limited edition reprint, Stone Harbor (NJ), 1990, Meadow Run Press.

Wilson, James; List of Books on Angling; Edinburgh, 1840, Adam & Charles Black; in his, The Rod and the Gun, Being Two Treatises on Angling and Shooting, 10 pp. following page 276.

Wood, Arnold; Bibliography of the Complete Angler of Izaac Walton and Charles Cotton: being a chronologically arranged list of the several editions and reprints, from the first edition MDCLIII until the year MCM; New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons.

Wood, Charles B., III; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar: a selection of rare books, manuscripts, journals, diaries, photograph albums, & ephemera on the subject of atlantic salmon fishing; Boston, 2017, David R. Godine.

Zack, Stanley S.; The Muskellunge, an annotated bibliography; Rhinelander (WI), 1987, Fishing Hot Spots; limited edition.

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