The True Enjoyment of Angling.PHILLIPS, Henry.
London: William Pickering. 1843.
First edition, Subscriber's issue, one of a hundred copies only. 8vo. (260x160mm). pp. viii, 138. Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. Contemporary finely diced green cloth, gilt title and author at centre of front cover within ornate blindstamped frame, blind ruled borders to both covers. Rebacked. Bookplate of Arvid Eriksson. An excellent, unsophisticated copy. This differs from the regular first edition, in paper size, and by the addition of the list of subscribers (pp. iv-viii). Each chapter takes a month, from March to September, and consists of an essay followed by a song. Henry Phillips was a celebrated singer who sang at Drury Lane, Covent Garden and the Lyceum. Mendelssohn composed 'On Lena's gloomy Heath' for him. Westwood and Satchell, p.170.