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DAVY, Sir Humphry Salmonia; or, Days of Fly Fishing. In a Series of Conversations. With, Some Account of the Habits of Fishes belonging to the Genus Salmo.
London. John Murray. 1851.
16mo. 17cm, fourth edition, xvi,305,32p., publisher's ads., with 21 woodcuts some from author's drawings, notes, errata, complete with half title, original brown cloth boards, rebacked in black cloth spine with the original spine label replaced, very good to fine (gar). ~ Westwood & Satchell p.231. One of the last books by renowned chemist and inventor, Humphry Davy (1778-1829); a classic of fly-fishing written in the style of Walton's "The Compleat Angler". The book was first published anonymously in 1828 and was reviewed by Sir Walter Scott in the "Quarterly". The illustrations of fish and flies are engraved from drawings by the author. "Salamonia" is commonly referred to as the " fly-fisherman's bible."


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