Excerpt from Historical Sketches of the Angling Literature of All Nations: To Which Is Added a Bibliography of English Writers on Angling I have published these miscellaneous materials respecting Fish and Fishing, from a desire to place in every Angler's hand something like a general historical sketch of the gentle art, and of the sayings and doings about it, for many bygone centuries. I conceive it will prove of interest to all true Piscatorians. Whatever imperfections, either of commission or omission, which the volume may display will, I trust, receive some degree of critical indulgence from the fact that this is the first attempt, as far as my kwledge extends, of any thing of the kind in any language whatever. I beg to mention that, for the Bibliography of Angling Literature, at the end of my volume, I am indebted to the indefatigable Publisher. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.