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The missing title was Elements of Nymph Fishing. Seen right is a 1950 first of Confessions of a Carp Fisher by B.B. [D.J. Watkins-Pitchford] which sold at £150. Among the older books was a 1787 first edition of Thomas Best’s popular and much reprinted Art of Angling, a clean and tight copy in half morocco gilt of “one of the earliest references for the tackle researcher” that was to be had for a seemingly modest £310.