In the annals of fishing literature, the cover of Samuel Howitt’s The Angler’s Manual has to go down as one of the all-time greats. Having recently had the opportunity to peruse a copy of this book, Howitt was right—there’s nothing here to despise. The book is brief at a mere 28 pages, and the text completely unremarkable. But the twelve etchings with which the author “embellished” the book more than make up for the text. They’re nothing short of exquisite. But you can judge that for yourself; I’ll post pictures of some of the etchings in the coming days.
- John Juracek
- Nov 26, 2019