Be Quiet and Go A Angling signed by B.B. (Denys Watkins-Pitchford) First 1949
London: Lutterworth Press (1949). First edition. 8vo., original green cloth boards, decorated with a silver motif on the bottom right hand corner depicting a stalk within the reeds. Along with silver lettering to the spine., with the original dust jacket; pp. [viii] 9-200; A near fine copy. The jacket hasn't been price clipped displaying the correct price of 8s, 6d. net. A better than usually found copy, with the fragile jacket almost complete, barring tiny amounts of loss to the spine ends. A clean jacket with very little marks. There is a strip of browning to the front and back free end paper. An excellent example this one being signed by the author and illustrator B.B. to the title page without dedication.
Written under a pseudonym, Denys Watkins-Pitchford provides the prose about his experiences in fishing, along with providing lovely black and white illustrations throughout this book. Despite the publishers best efforts to throw the reader off the scent on the inside flap, the writer and illustrator are one and the same. It is one of B.B.'s rarest books to find in nice condition, mainly due to how fragile the wrapper is. It is very uncommon to find it in this nice condition and signed by B.B.