A Contemplative Angler

A Contemplative Angler: Selections from the Bruce P. Dancik Collection of Angling Books

Curator: Justin Hanisch

15 October 2018 — 10 April 2019

A visually-stunning display showcasing highlights from an extraordinary collection of rare books and ephemeral publications in the Bruce P. Dancik Collection of Angling Books. Many of the books held in the collection are titles of extreme rarity, often illustrated with woodcuts, copper or steel engravings, chromolithographs, and photoengravings.

The catalogue for this exhibition can be purchased in person in the Peel library for $50 (cash only) or through University of Alberta Press or Indigo.

The Dancik Collection was donated to the library over a period of several years by Bruce Dancik, and some further book acquistions were made possible with funds generously contributed by Brenda Laishley and other donors. We invite you to support the collection.

This exhibition is featured in "Fish Stories: Rare Collection of Angling Lore Featured in Popular U of A Exhibit," in Folio (1 March 2019).