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A Quaint Treatise on "Flies, and the Art Artyfichall Flee Making". By An Old Man well known on the Derbyshire Streams as a first-class fly-fisher a century ago. Printed from an Old Ms. Never Before Published, the Original Spelling and Language Being Retained, with Editorial Notes and Patterns of Flies and Samples of theMaterials for Making Each Fly. - With Two Chromo-Lithographic Facsimiles from water drawings by James Poole.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. John B. Day. 1876.,  4to,27.5cm, the First Edition, 2nd issue, xiii,[1](errata page),91p., plus2 chromo litho colour plates & 25 actual specimens of flies and fly making material in 22 oval mounts on 8 (six double sided) hard card plates with22 recesses of real flies and materials, the text and mounts in red double line borders throughout, in the original dark green cloth, elaborately decorated spine and upper cover with gilt titles, black stamped borders and decorations & gilt vignette fish and fly pictorial decorations, bevelled boards, a.e.g., some slight foxing else a fine copy Westwood & Satchell p3. Heckscher 18. Sage p3. "With two chromo-lithographic facsimiles. The various patterns and samples are inserted on heavy card stock in an oval frame with raised edge to protec tthem". First book to use actual fly tying materials and flies. It is said approximately 220 copies were produced.
$3000.00    Book Number: 34335         Order / Enquire

BAIGENT, Dr. W[illiam]
A Book on Hackles for Fly Dressing. With an Introduction by W. Keith Rollo.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Newcastle Upon Tyne. Privately Printed. (By Mawson Swan & Morgan). c.[1943].,  31p., plus 5 plates (inc.frontis portrait, in full dark blue calf, spine titles on the upper cover, original shipping wrapper folded and loosely inserted, first edition, limited to 65 copies, bound with: Set of 11 card mounts containing the 164 hackles described in the text, in the original full dark blue leather folding drop-back Solander box, the 11 mounts are twice cupped (the actual defection is up to 1cm is depth), causing some twisting on the box side of the case, there is no damp staining anywhere, probably indicating a unusual reaction to normal humidity, the one other copy we had previously there was slight plate warping, - all specimens are present. Gingrich pp287-288. Litchfield 75; Kerridge 79. Baigent was the first to understand the importance of using a hackle and how it reflects light (colour) as opposed to the artificial material. See Gingrich. The limitation is variously described at being between 40 and80 sets. Note: because of the plastic cover it is nearly impossible to photograph these plates because there is so much bounce back. The picture does give an indication of the curving on these plates. The one other copy we had did have some plate curving as well, which may indicate the curving is common to this special edition.
$3000.00    Book Number: 34337         Order / Enquire

The Fly Fisher's Guide, illustrated by Coloured Plates, Representing Upwards of Forty of the Most Useful Flies, Accurately Copied from Nature.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Liverpool. Printed for the Author by G.F. Harris' Widow and Brothers. 1816.,  sm4to,25.3cm, The First Edition, Large Paper Issue, Limited to 12 Copies,viii,150,[4]pp., with 9 copper engraved plates (8 hand-coloured)including frontis, 2 text vignette illustrations, first and last text pages, on hand made watermark paper, in the original crushed half dark green morocco, raised blind ruled bands, gilt spine titles, pebbled green cloth boards, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., two engraved heraldic book plates, in fine condition, very rare.Author's Signed Presentation, "Alex Pringle Esquire M.P. of Whythank, . with the Author's best respects. June 14th, 1836". Pringle's bookplate on this front endpaper. Together with:Autograph Letter Signed; laid in, from the Author, same date, one sheet, folded to 28.6x 11.3cm, "I regret that the binder has made such a *bungling job in the management of the plates - To remedy this is not in my haven, as the copper plates are no longer in my possession, I trust therefore you will excuse their irregularity. ". Alexander Pringle, of Whyteband and Yair, was the Member of Parliament for Selkirkshire. and obviously an avid angler - A Fine Copy of a Rare and Important Work. Westwood & Satchell p20. A very scarce copy of the large paper edition, one of only 12 copies believed to exist. Heckscher 120. Starkman p61. One of the earliest books to include colour plates of tied flies. This is considered the precursor to Ronalds' Flyfisher's Entomology, 1836, and is only the second work, (after George Scotcher's Fly-fisher's Legacy,Chepstow, 1800) on angling to be illustrated with hand-coloured engravings of trout & salmon flies. According to Westwood & Satchell "Twelve copies of the first edition were in 4to., coloured with greater care, and published at two guineas."* the plates are placed high on the page, the strike line near or touching the top margin.
$30000.00    Book Number: 36789         Order / Enquire

BEEVER, John] by Arundo (pseud)
Practical Fly Fishing foundedon Nature, and tested by the Experience of Nearly Forty Years, in variousparts of the United Kingdom. With Instructions for Imitating all the mostUseful Flies. Also, Remarks on Fly-Rods, the best woods for them, and thebest way of making them, etc. etc. By Arnudo.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Published for theAuthor, by Simpkin & Marshalll. 1849.,  16mo, 16cm, the First Edition,iv,66p., bound in half dark brown mottled sheep and French marbledboards, gilt titles on red leather label along the spine, all edges gilt,bookplate removed from the front endpaper, very good to fine. W&S. p186.John Beever (1795-1859) was a prominent British angler associated withthe Lake District in England. His introduction is appropriately addressedat Coniston Lke, Cumbria. A practical book interspersed with personalanecdotes and a chapter on fishing at Montreuil, France in 1821.
$1500.00    Book Number: 34339         Order / Enquire

BERNERS, Dame Juliana
A Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle, by Dame Juliana Berners. Originally Printed by Wynkyn de Worde in 1496. [Bibliotheca Curiosa.] Edited by "Piscator".
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Edinburgh. Privately Printed. 1885.,  12mo, 17cm, viii, 36p., limited edition of 350 copies (including 75 large paper copies), rubricated title page, original red cloth, deckled edges, printed paper label rubbed, t.e.g., half-title & rear leaf toned, dust worn, good to very good sound internally clean copy (gar). ~ A reprint of the first English book of angling that first appeared in 1496 in the second edition of "The Book of St. Albans". An introduction supplies a bibliography of "A Treatyse of Fysshynge" from 1496 to this edition of 1885.
$45.00                          Book Number: 38027                         Order / Enquire

BLAKEY, Robert
Angling; or, How to Angle, and Where to Go. (Routledge "Books for the Country", series.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. George Routledge and Sons. N.d. c.[1870].,  12mo. 16.5cm, new edition, 188p., with 8 plates including frontis, publisher's ads on the endpapers & rear board, original black stamped and decorated orange cloth, a fine copy (tgc). ~ A fishing treatise with all types of fish studied as well as baits and flies. The author writes of fishing in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France. One of Routledge's "cheap book" editions.
$75.00                          Book Number: 20641                         Order / Enquire

BROOKES, Richard. M.D. ]
The Art of Angling, Rock and Sea-Fishing: With the Natural History of River, Pond, and Sea-Fish. Illustrated with 133 Cutts.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Printed by and for John Watts. 1740.,  12mo, 16.2cm, [xiv],249,[xi]p., (index & ads,), with 133 text illustrations from engravings, in contemporary full calf, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt decorations and borders in the panels, brown leather label, hinges restored, a very good sound copy. (spg) W&S. p42. Listing many editions. Heckscher 302. Sage p45. Gee, p87. A most popular work which ran through many editions, corrected and enlarged.
$400.00                          Book Number: 37202                         Order / Enquire

BURKE, Dr. Edgar
American Dry Flies and How to Tie Them.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  NewYork. Privately Printed. The Angler's Club of New York. By the DerrydalePress. 1931.,  12mo, 19cm, 24.[1]p., no errata slip in this copy, frontisand 1 plate, (both of flies), title vignette, blue grey paper over boardsand endpapers, printed titles and borders on the upper cover in darkblue, several fly feathers loosely inserted, small piece chipped fromthe bottom of the spine otherwise very good. Frazier notes the book'sextreme fragility and that it is hard to find in fine unchippedcondition. Siegel 46; Frazier B-24- a; Bruns B-299. "Edition limited to500 cop es. - A rare and important work on tying American dry flies.Contains references to early American dry fly fishermen, Gordon, Hewitt,LaBranche, Reuben, Cross and others". Welzel p115.
$449.99    Book Number: 33224         Order / Enquire

BURRARD, Major Gerald
Fly-Tying: Principles & Practice.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Herbert Jenkins Limited. 1940.,  19cm, 216p., 3 photos, 98 figures, appendix, index, green cloth, in illustrated jacket, foxing to upper leaf edges, very good in slightly chipped jacket
$30.00                          Book Number: 25921                         Order / Enquire

Fishing Gossip or Stray Leaves from the Note-Books of Several Anglers.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Edinburgh. Adam & Charles Black. 1866.,  12mo, 19cm, x,329,[2]p., ads., septia tone frontis view & title-page vignette, 1 plate (mayflies), in the original fine grained maroon cloth, blind stamped decorated borders on the boards, gilt titles and decoration on the spine, one section slightly jumped but sound, front free fly replaced with contemporary fly that almost matches, very good condition. (Spg) Westwood & Satchell p169. Dr. Albert Gunther, Curator of the Ichthyological Department of the British Museum, contributed the article "The Silurus Glanis" to "Fishing Gossip". Pennell contributed "Dum Capimus Capimur", Bagnall's Bungles", and "The Puff Piscatorial". William J. Ffennell, H.M. Inspector of Fisheries for England, wrote "Early and Late Salmon Rivers and Close Seasons". Other writers include; Edward Murta, W.B. Lord, Thomas Westwood, W. Pinkerton, H.R. Francis, Jonathan Couch, Alexander Russel, Grenville Fennell. W.C. Stewart, Thomas Tod Stoddart and Frank Buckland.
$100.00    Book Number: 37203         Order / Enquire

Modern Improvements in Fishing Tackle and Fish-Hooks.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. N.d. [1887].,  12mo, 18cm, 194p., frontis portrait (author), 250 woodcuts, ads, index, green gilt decorated cloth, gilt titles, very good to fine Included is a description of the author's own system of eyed-hooks and method of attachment direct to the line. He claims to have sold 30,000 of his hooks in a few weeks by one London tackle maker. One of the "Pennell" series.
$200.00                          Book Number: 27925                         Order / Enquire

CLAPHAM, Richard
Trout-Fishing for the Beginner.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers. N.d.,  19cm, first U.S. edition, xii, 100p., 22 text illustrations by author, green cloth, in illustrated jacket (large chip on rear panel), fine in chipped jacket (s3.9)
$40.00                          Book Number: 25916                         Order / Enquire

CLAPHAM, Richard
Trout-Fishing for the Beginner. With Twenty-Two Diagrams by the Author.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Chatto & Windus. 1922.,  19cm, first edition, xii,100p., with 22 diagrams, light blue cloth, very good
$40.00                          Book Number: 27929                         Order / Enquire

COMEAU, Napoleon A.
Life and Sport on The North Shore of the Lower St. Lawrence and Gulf. Containing chapters on SalmonFishing, Trapping, the Folklore of the Montagnais Indians and Talesof Adventure on the Labrador Peninsula.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Quebec. Daily TelegraphPrinting House. 1909.,  8vo, 23cm, 440p., frontis portrait & 36illustrations & maps, lists of birds, in contemporary half darkgreen black morocco, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt ruled borderand gilt center panel devices, gilt titles, marbled boards andendpapers, inner linen hinges, t.e.g., upper hinge expertlyrepaired, a very good to fine attractive bound copy of the scarcefirst edition. Comeau's skills, his hunting and fishing exploits,and his knowledge of aboriginal culture formed the basis of thearticles he published in the National Geographic Magazine(Washington) and in Forest and Stream (New York). In 1909 hebrought out at Quebec the present autobiography which is full ofanecdotes and observations, including salmon fishing, trapping,the folklore of the Montagnais Indians, tales of adventure on thefringe of the Labrador Peninsula and his inventory of birds. Itwould be reissued in 1923 and 1954". - DCB. AB 3356.
$300.00    Book Number: 36794         Order / Enquire

COOKE, Matthew
Insects. Injurious and Beneficial. Their NaturalHistory and Classification for the use of Fruit Growers, Vine Growers,Farmers, Gardeners and Schools.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Sacramento. H.S. Croocker & Co. 1883.,  8vo, 21.5cm, first edition, 156p., numerous text illustrations, in wavygrain brown cloth, gilt spine titles and gilt (insect) illus on the uppercover, a fine copy
$75.00                          Book Number: 33225                         Order / Enquire

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