October 15, 2018
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v2.1 Reference

A Contemplative Angler

Selections from the Bruce P. Dancik Collection of Angling Books

This exhibition catalogue shows nearly 100 highlights of an extraordinary collection of rare books and print ephemera about angling. Featuring the books of a single collector, Bruce P. Dancik, who is an angler-collector in the mould of Roderick Haig-Brown, the catalogue includes titles that have contributed significantly to the development of angling as a sport and as a philosophy. Many books in the collection are titles of extreme rarity, often illustrated with woodcuts, copper or steel engravings, chromolithographs, and photoengravings. The curator, Justin Hanisch, has organized the publication into five sections: Manuals and Handbooks, Limited Editions, Angling as Adventure, Canadian Angling, and Scientific Angling.

About the Authors

Justin Hanisch is a biologist with the Government of Alberta and an avid collector of antiquarian books on the natural and social history of fish. In 2011, Hanisch won the second National Book Collecting Contest for Canadians under the age of 30.

9781551954059 : a-contemplative-angler-hanisch-dancik
176 Pages
$49.95 USD

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Experiment: Printing the Canadian Imagination

David McKnight
Apr 2018 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
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Salt, Sword, and Crozier

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Sep 2017 - University of Alberta Press
$39.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Mounties on the Cover

Alert Henry (Al) Lund
Apr 2017 - University of Alberta Press
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Evergreen Museum & Library
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