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Floating Flies And How To Dress Them A Treatise On The Most Modern Methods of Dressing Artificial Flies For Trout and Grayling

By Frederic M. Halford

1886

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington : London

9" by 6"

(8) 136pp. (1)

 

 

 

DETAILS

The second edition of this important work on fly fishing, profusely illustrated with nine hand coloured plates.

Collated complete with nine hand coloured plates and many other demonstrative vignettes. depicting ninety hand coloured engravings of the 'most killing patterns'. The second edition of the work. The first edition was published earlier the same year. With a page of publisher's advertisements to the rear of the work. This important work provides an in-depth study of a wide range of duns and spinners in the English chalk streams of Hampshire and contains detailed instruction regarding how to create hand-made artificial flies along with a range of other information regarding the types of hooks and how to dress them. Upon release the book was extremely successful with the deluxe edition selling out before publication and the first edition nearly doing the same. The work was also met with much critical acclaim and is still regarded as an extremely important work on the subject.

CONDITION

In a brown cloth binding with gilt title to the front board and spine. Externally generally smart with bumping to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine resulting in some slight loss to the cloth. Backstrip is starting to lift. Hinges slightly strained but firm. Internally generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages slightly age toned with the odd spot.

Overall Condition: Good

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