Octavo, 66 pp., 7 pages of advertisements, 2 illustrations, and large folding color map of Florida at rear. In original light blue covers with gilt cover lettering and silver tarpon decoration. Very scarce and famous angling book complete with the rarely seen map. *** Condition: Light wear to edges and moderate soiling and spotting to boards. Binding tight and hinges intact. Pages and plates bright, clean and unmarked except for a small smudge in the margin of one page. The map has an opening tear at the upper edge that extends about 1 inch past the neatline (easily repairable) with no loss, otherwise map is very good. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Tarpon or "Silver King" Its History and ...
Publisher: The Anglers' Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 1888
Binding: Decorative Cloth
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Angler's Publishing Co. 66 p. + [vii] adverts. +, New York:, 1888. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. [Cat. 70. 91-0764 jo]. 5 3/4 in. by 6 3/4 in. with illus. title page & 2 figures in text. Bruns P-99. "Seldom offered." -Description of tarpon tackle, Bait used and method of capture, History of the Silver King, "Notes on Lessons Learned by Tarpon Anglers During the Season " by W.B. Wood, and General Notes , Comments, and Addenda. In original light blue cloth with silver leaping tarpon on cover; Title in Gilt on cover; Large fold-out map in color of Florida at rear; Covers faded; worm markings covering about 6 in. by 1 1/4 in. on right edge of front cover, impinging only the "G" in "Silver King" Prior owner marked "-Tarpon-" in ink on spine; Sporting bookplate on front paste-down; Front end-paper loose; some wear on spine ends & edges; all complete; a Good copy of scarce book. Bookseller Inventory # 6761013