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Western Australian Museum Nedlands W.A.  1982. 8vo Illust 92p.   Card Cover.        An introduction to the 55 principle species as well as the 44 secondary and introduced species of freshwater fish that are found throughout the state. The most comprehensive study undertaken on the subject. Includes 20 plates including colour photographs and line diagrams. Fine                      

Reader’s Digest Sydney 1987, 4to Illust. 208pp. D/J. This book is divided into three sections  The World of the Shark, Men and Sharks, and Facts About Sharks and Shark Attack. With  contributions by scientists and experienced anglers including Pepperell, Gilbert, Goadby, Turner, Johnson, Kemp, Otway, Pullan, Ruhen and Ron and Valerie Taylor.- Fine             

Launceston 1973, 8vo Illust 300p including adverts, soft cover.  Foreword by Sir Peter Crisp.  The story of the creation of one of the best trout fisheries of the world.  Produced by the Northern Tasmanian Fisheries Association to commemorate 75 years of service to angling.  - Very Good   

Michael Joseph London. 1983, 8vo. Illust. 289pp. D/J. This anthology, produced to celebrate the authors 80th birthday, contains extracts from all of his adult books and a few extracts from his childrens books.  From stories of wild-fowling in the far north of Britianto night fishing for carp in dark Midland pools, from his famous books about the white goose to his stories of the fantastical Little Grey Men, there is something for everyone who loves the British countryside. The extracts are accompanied by illustrations by the author.  -Fine    

Octopus Books   London. 1976. Folio, Illust, 126pp, D/J.  160 colour photographs and a descriptive story of the creatures of the deep including sharks, rays, giant fish, octopus, clams, giant squid, whales and the near human intelligence of the dolphins.  –Fine 

FISHERIES & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT, VICTORIA.  Melbourne 1957 1st edn. 8vo Illust 32p. Soft cover. The story of the development and operation of the Snobs Creek freshwater fisheries research station and native fish hatchery near Eildon. -Very Good  

G Robertson Sydney 1900. Folio oblong, 58p. Dark Green hide grain cloth cover with gilt edges and titles.  Includes seventeen colour plates by the author. As well as his interest in his art Murray has been able to incorporate his other love, for fishing, into several  sections of the publication.  He refers to bream and trout fishing in the Derwent, the Huon and the Great Lake.   Several pages separating from  the spine but overall this is  Good condition.   

 

 

                

 

 

 

DPI Southern Fisheries Centre Brisbane 2002 4to, Illust, 47p. soft cover. A best practice manual for eastern and northern Australia covering stocking programs, translocation, transporting, releasing fish and getting the best out of stocked fish –Very Fine  

Eyre & Spottiswoode.  London, 1950 Reprint 16mo,  Illust,  568pp.  Blue cloth sl rubbed,   A unique collection of country and field sports writings compiled by B.B’s as well as some of his best uncollected newspaper and magazine articles. A charming anthology of fishing, with contributions by G.E.M. Skues, Arthur Ransome, Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald and many others, Front and back of D/J available. -Very Good. 

 

Michael Joseph    London. 1980 New Edn, 8vo. Illust. 164p. D/J. Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford.  BB is thankful that he knew the sport of wildfowling at its very best between the wars when the lonely wastes of the Wash were thronged with fowl in winter.   But with better roads and better access many of the great haunts of wildfowls  are now patrolled by irresponsible men who will shoot at anything that flies. This book captures some of the magic of the tideways, the shapes and colours of the clouds, the effects of light on the marshes and sea, and patterns of the flighting fowl, D/J has some rubbing and prelims have some browning. -Very Good. 

Western Australian Museum Nedlands W.A.  1982. 8vo Illust 92p.   Card Cover.        An introduction to the 55 principle species as well as the 44 secondary and introduced species of freshwater fish that are found throughout the state. The most comprehensive study undertaken on the subject. Includes 20 plates including colour photographs and line diagrams. Fine                      

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