Cleveland: Tho. Brown, Publisher, Ohio Farmer Office; Frank Pinkerton, Plain & Decorative Printer, 1857.
Octavo (22 x 14.5 cm.), 142,  pages. Illustrated with four wood engraved plates and additional wood engravings in the text. Publisher’s advertisements at end. FIRST EDITION. The first book published in the U.S. on aquaculture. By "Theodatus Garlick, giving the author's first experiments contained in a paper read before the Cleveland Academy of Natural Science. Also directions for the most successful modes of angling for such kinds of fish as are herein described.” (from the title page). Garlick's work spanned careers as varied as stone mason, blacksmith, surgeon and medical inventor. ~ Some spotting throughout; ink annotation to foot of Contents page. In green-brown publisher's cloth, blind-stamped with a bass. Spine has several chips lacking. A good copy. [DAB VII, pages 152-153; Tucher, Natural History 288].