First edition of the Book of the Black Bass by Dr. James A. Henshall. Octavo, 463pp, [4pp ads], 8pp index. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine with decorative illustration of fish, gilt illustration on front cover. Floral end papers. Light wear to cloth along bottom edge of spine. Frontispiece portrait with light foxing. Profusely illustrated with black and white drawing of fish biology and fishing implements.
Comments: This work by Dr. James A. Henshall focuses on the biology of the black bass, as it was known in the 1880s. The latter half of the book is dedicated to angling techniques, including fly fishing. A companion to this book was published in 1889 titled More About the Black Bass. A revised edition was published by Henshall in 1904.