The angler's complete guide and companion: being a practical treatise on angling and its requirements, with beautifully-executed illustrations, in colours, of the artificial flies for the different months, and highly finished engravings of all other necessary tackle.
Item ID 65576
London, published by the author, [no date, but 1881]. 8vo (18.1 x 12.2 cm). 203 pp.; 12 hand-coloured plates of flies, 33 text engravings. Original pictorial embossed cloth with black, silver and gilt printings. All edges gilt. An excellent copy of this well-illustrated work with a very charming embossed front board. The twelve full colour plates of flies shows 76 different specimens to be used in specified months from March to September, and flies that can be used year-round. A well-preserved copy, with some minor rubbing to the edges, and a former owner's name lightly pencilled in the title page top margin, but in all nearly in mint condition. Not in Westwood and Satchell. A near mint copy