London: John Lane, 1900. Edmund H. New. First thus edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very good condition. Item #019568
lxxxix, [i], [iv], 454 pages of text, followed by [xiv] containing "The Anglers' Calendar" compiled by HI Regan. Half leather binding with front hinge expertly repaired with Japanese tissue and colorized to match. The decorative spine has slight craquelure from aging. Bound by Riviere & Son. What appears to be a small decorative green bookseller's ticket is affixed neatly on the inside front cover: The Sign of the Mermaid. In addition to an engraved double-frontisportrait of the authors, the text is illustrated with over 200 drawings by Edmund H. New. A few pages with a minor binder's crease to them. No date of publication listed: circa 1900. First thus edition with the text being for the most part a reprint of the Fifth edition.