Confessions of a Carp Fisher by BB (Denys Watkins-Pitchford) First edition 1950
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode (1950). First edition. 12mo., green cloth boards, lettered in gilt to the spine, with the publisher’s logo also in gilt to the tail. With the original dust jacket illustrated by the author, who also provides the frontispiece and a vignette for every chapter of the book. pp. x, [ii], 178, [ii]; A very good copy, the upper board with a gentle push to a corner. The gilt a little dulled. Light impression marks on the front free end paper. The wrapper price clipped with a short, closed tear to the top edge of the front panel and mended to the reverse. The head of the spine with edge wear.
One of BB’s most celebrated non-fiction titles, popular due to his detailed technical knowledge of carp fishing along with his superb vignette illustrations that accompany what he is describing.