London: Chapman and Hall, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #46779
First edition. 8vo., x, 371 pp.  colour lithograph of a brook trout (frontis.),  plate engravings, plus engraved title vignette. Half red calf, red cloth over boards, gilt titles and compartments. Marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, spine darkened, some rubbing to leather. Marginal damp staining to plates, not affecting illustrations. A few spots of foxing and rust marks, but very clean overall. Near fine. "The Author having brought out several years since a work on sporting in Atlantic America, which was favourably received, is induced to present the present volume of more recent experiences, especially as the interval since elapsed has been unmarked by the production of any English publication of a similar land." (from the preface) Harry Piers wrote in the author's obituary that Hardy ''was a notable man who had taken the deepest interest in this province, and who did much through his writings to draw the attention of sportsmen and naturalists to this field.'' [Nova Scotia Archives]. Watters 964.
Price (CAD): $400.00