This vintage book contains a complete guide to “cormorant fishing”, a traditional fishing style whereby trained cormorants are used to fish in rivers. It is believed to have originated in Japan, China or Korea. Cormorants refer to roughly 40 species of medium-to-large aquatic birds, with body weight in the range of 0.35–5 kilograms and wing span of 45–100 centimetres. They nest in colonies around the shore, on trees, islets or cliffs. This volume is not to be missed by those with an interest in this ancient pastime, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of fishing literature. Contents include: “Its Connexion with China”, “Master of the Royal Cormorants in England”, “The Dutch Appear to have Preserved a Knowledge of this Mode of Fishing”, “Isaac Walton”, “Where to Obtain Young Ones”, “Rearing Them”, “The Shed, Yard, Tank, or Pond”, “Daily Management”, etc. Francis Henry Salvin (1817–1904) was an English writer on cormorant-fishing and falconry. Other notable works by this author include: “Falconry in the British Isles” (1855) and “Falconry: its Claims, History, and Practice” (1859). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.