“Fishing in New England is one of those rare books which combine intelligent and practical knowledge with charm of expression—the stuff of which true angling literature is made.
The ardent dry fly fisherman may wonder what possible interest he might have in smelt fishing or carp fishing. The surest way to discover the answer is to read the truly delightful essays on these pastimes which the author includes in this book. (these would not have been published in The Atlantic Monthly if they had not been truly delightful.)
Mr. Thompson’s writing on trout and salmon, the natural insects and artificial flies of interest to these fish, and his happy experience with all these, not only is soundly instructive, but a large cut above most of the fare to which anglers have been subjected in recent years.
His remarks on striped bass fishing, illustrated with stories of his pursuit of this wonderful fish, will have equal attraction for any angler.
Mr. Thompson is a distinguished artist, and the color plates he has painted for this book are superb, as are his black and white sketches.” (flap copy)
- Title: Fishing in New England: Adventures Piscatorial in Water Sweet and Salt
- Author: Leslie P. Thompson
- Publisher: Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
- Place: New York and Toronto
- Year: 1955
- Number: 397 of 1200 copies
- Length: 101pp
- Dimensions: 5” x 10” x 0.75”
- Condition: The dustjacket is in good condition—wear and chipping along the edges and corners, some water damage—discoloration and depression under where the library call number sat. The boards are in good condition—general wear along the edges and the remains of four pieces of tape that were used to secure a protective mylar covering over the jacket. A crack is in the process of forming down the back pastedown at the hinge. Repairs to the front pastedown suggest a similar issue with fracturing. A library pocket is affixed to the front endpapers. The internal pages are complete and clean—no folds, tears, or extraneous marks.