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Mackintosh | Alexander [Association Copy]

The Driffield Angler

First Edition


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From the private collection of George Lawton, this is the first edition of The Driffield Angler by Alexander Mackintosh.

12mo, x, [1], 346pp, gilt title on spine, marbled cover, half calf spine. Bookplate from previous owner (George Lawton) affixed to front end paper, with ownership inscriptions on front free end paper. Title page and frontispiece portrait are contemporary replicas, expertly bound into the volume.

Comments: George Lawton was one of the earliest American dealers in fishing supplies. He outfitted the Lewis and Clark expedition with all the fishing supplies they would need for their journey, with government records showing that they spent $25.37, equal to what the expedition spent on gunpowder.

Full title: The Driffield Angler: In Two Parts: Containing Descriptions of the Different kinds of Fresh Water Fish and the Best Methods of Taking Them in Rivers, Lakes and Fish Ponds. With Full Directions for Baits and the manner of making Artificial Flies For Every Month In The Season; To Which are Added Instructions For Shooting, With Rules For The Breeding, Breaking, and Management of Pointers and Spaniels; and the Choice of Guns for Game and Wildfowl. With a Description of the “Forest of Blair” in Perthshire belonging to his Grace the Duke of Athol; and the Manner of Killing the Deer, also a Short Treatise On Coursing and The Training Of Greyhounds.

Additional information

Location Published



H Mozley


First Edition

Date Published



Half Calf


Very good


Mackintosh | Alexander [Association Copy]