One of the world’s oldest and rarest angling books comes up for sale at Christie’s on October 30. The Boke of Hawkyinge and Huntynge and Fysshynge by Wynkyn de Worde is estimated at £80,000-£120,000. This is the second edition of The Treatise of Fishing, the earliest printed English work on the subject. It contains a woodcut that was the earliest illustration printed in England of an angler when it first appeared in the 1496 edition. It is thought to depict the river Ver in Hertfordshire. The Book of Hawking and Hunting was first printed in 1486 at St Albans without the Treatise on Fishing, but with a treatise on heraldry. The auction also includes a c1705 copy of Gervase Markham’s The Young Sportman’s Instructor in Angling, Fowling, Hawking, Hunting, Ordering Singing Birds, Hawks, Poultry, Coneys, Hares and Dogs, and how to cure them, as well as some rarities by the famed illustrators Samuel and Henry Alken, like a first edition of Henry’s The National Sports of Great Britain. Take a look at the catalogue here.