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A Quaint Treatise on "Flies, and the ArtArtyfichall Flee Making". By An Old Man well known on the DerbyshireStreams as a first-class fly-fisher a century ago. Printed from an OldMs. Never Before Published, the Original Spelling and Language BeingRetained, with Editorial Notes and Patterns of Flies and Samples of theMaterials for Making Each Fly. - With Two Chromo-Lithographic Facsimilesfrom 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 chromolitho colour plates & 25 actual specimens of flies and fly makingmaterial in 22 oval mounts on 8 (six double sided) hard card plates with22 recesses of real flies and materials, the text and mounts in reddouble line borders throughout, in the original dark green cloth,elaborately decorated spine and upper cover with gilt titles, blackstamped borders and decorations & gilt vignette fish and fly pictorialdecorations, bevelled boards, a.e.g., some slight foxing else a finecopy Westwood & Satchell p3. Heckscher 18. Sage p3. "With twochromo-lithographic facsimiles. The various patterns and samples areinserted on heavy card stock in an oval frame with raised edge to protectthem". First book to use actual fly tying materials and flies. It is saidapproximately 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, mounts are cupped especially the top two or three else a fine set Gingrich pp287-288. Litchfield 75; Kerridge 79. Baigent was the first to understand the importance of the using a hackle and how it reflects light (colour) as opposed the artificial material. See Gingrich. The only other copy of this book I have seen also had the mounts cupped exactly like this. The limitation is variously described at being between 40 and 80 sets.
$5499.86                          Book Number: 30933                         Order / Enquire

BAIGENT, Dr. W[illiam]
A Book on Hackles for Fly Dressing. Withan Introduction by W. Keith Rollo.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Newcastle Upon Tyne. PrivatelyPrinted. (By Mawson Swan & Morgan). c.[1943].,  31p., plus 5 plates (inc.frontis portrait, in full dark blue calf, spine titles on the uppercover, original shipping wrapper folded and loosely inserted, firstedition, limited to 65 copies, bound with: Set of 11 card mountscontaining the 164 hackles described in the text, in the original fulldark blue leather folding drop-back Solander box, the 11 mounts are twicecupped (the actual defection is up to 1cm is depth), causing sometwisting on the box side of the case, there is no damp staining anywhere,probably indicating a unusual reaction to normal humidity, the one othercopy we had previously there was slight plate warping, - all specimensare present. Gingrich pp287-288. Litchfield 75; Kerridge 79. Baigent wasthe first to understand the importance of using a hackle and how itreflects light (colour) as opposed to the artificial material. SeeGingrich. The limitation is variously described at being between 40 and80 sets. Note: because of the plastic cover it is nearly impossible tophotograph these plates because there is so much bounce back. The picturedoes give an indication of the curving on these plates. The one othercopy we had did have some plate curving as well, which may indicate thecurving 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 MostUseful Flies, Accurately Copied from Nature.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Liverpool. Printedfor 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 lasttext pages, on hand made watermark paper, in the original crushedhalf dark green morocco, raised blind ruled bands, gilt spinetitles, pebbled green cloth boards, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., twoengraved heraldic book plates, in fine condition, very rare.Author's Signed Presentation, "Alex Pringle Esquire M.P. ofWhythank, . 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, onesheet, folded to 28.6x 11.3cm, "I regret that the binder has madesuch a *bungling job in the management of the plates - To remedythis is not in my haven, as the copper plates are no longer in mypossession, I trust therefore you will excuse their irregularity. ". Alexander Pringle, of Whyteband and Yair, was the Member ofParliament for Selkirkshire. and obviously an avid angler - A FineCopy of a Rare and Important Work. Westwood & Satchell p20. A veryscarce copy of the large paper edition, one of only 12 copiesbelieved to exist. Heckscher 120. Starkman p61. One of the earliestbooks to include colour plates of tied flies. This is consideredthe precursor to Ronalds' Flyfisher's Entomology, 1836, and is onlythe second work, (after George Scotcher's Fly-fisher's Legacy,Chepstow, 1800) on angling to be illustrated with hand-colouredengravings of trout & salmon flies. According to Westwood &Satchell "Twelve copies of the first edition were in 4to., colouredwith greater care, and published at two guineas."* the plates areplaced high on the page, the strike line near or touching the topmargin.
$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

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

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

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.:  London. Chatto & Windus. 1922.,  19cm, second impression, xii, 100p., 22 text illustrations by author, blue cloth, bookplates slight cover wear, a very good copy (s3.9)
$30.00                          Book Number: 25901                         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

CRAIG, C. W. Thurlow
Baitmaker's Delight.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London.Hutchinson's Library of Sports and Pastimes. 1953.,  12mo, 18.5cm, 160p.,frontis portrait, 9 plate illustrations, including frontis & 56 textdiagrams, green cloth, gilt spine titles, fine in very good jacket.Inscribed on title page by author. ~ With a Preface by Maurice Wigginand an Introduction by H.R.G. Whates, Editor of the "Birmingham Mail". With over eighty sketches of spinning and wobbling lures, with detailedinstructions as to their making.
$50.00    Book Number: 35781         Order / Enquire

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