Cincinnati, OH: Robert Clarke & Co. 1889. Hard Cover. First Edition. 463, 204 pp. 8vo. Green cloth publisher's binding with bright gilt fish center front, gilt lettering and rod design on spine. Each has decorative black bands at upper and lower edges of front. Between two upper bands on Vol. 1: "Inch for inch, and pound for pound, the gamest fish that swims." On Vol. 2: "The best game fish of America." Vol. 1 light stains on the front, corners slightly bumped. Edgewear to extremities, with erosion beginning at spine ends. Vol. 2 is cleaner, brighter, with only touches of wear at corners and spine ends. endpapers are bright green design on white. Frontispiece black & white photographic portrait of author in each volume. Very Good.
Everything you wanted to know about black bass can be found in these books, beginning with terminology, morphology, and physiology, and going on to tools, tackle and implements, and angling and fly fishing.