Lang, Andrew. Angling Sketches. 1891. Second edition. Octavo. With three etchings by W.G. Burn-Murdock.
Angling Sketches was first published in 1891. It rapidly went out of print and into a second edition. By his own testimony Andrew Lang was not a great fisherman. As such, a reader opening Angling Sketches in the hope of finding snippets of fishing tips or great insight into the ways of angler might be disappointed. But Lang was a consummate storyteller and his narrative enlivens these delightful tales of angling adventure.
Andrew Lang was born in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders in 1844. He was educated at St. Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford. A prolific writer, he distinguished himself across a vast array of disciplines, from history to anthropology, classical studies and poetry, literary criticism and biography. Lang held a lifelong sporting passion for fly-fishing.
Overall very good condition with only minor foxing and staining throughout. Three black and white etchings included in book. Rebound with quarter Morocco leather with gilt tooling and raised bands on spine. Green cloth boards feature a gilt fly fisherman motif on front.
Dimensions: 7 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W x 1" D