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The Illustrated London News, vol. 45, no. 1292, p. 614.

December 17, 1864


...The American Angler's Book. By Thad. Norris. (1 vol. Sampson Low, Son, and Co.) An American book on angling is a novelty, and yet America has "thousands of brooks, creeks, rivers, lakes, bays, and inlets" which "abound in game-fish." The author, moreover, seems to be well acquainted with and an enthusiastic lover of the sport which he has made the subject of his pen, and we do not, therefore, fear a charge of rashness when we assert that his portly, well-illustrated volume is likely to be welcome. He is both grave and gay, both business-like and playful, mingling the humorous with the scientific, after the cheery manner of most "jolly fishermen."...

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