1999 The Erne, its Legends and its Fly-Fishing
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Colour Plates, Fine Binding, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Limited Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce, With Slipcase
A special edition of this work, limited to forty-five copies, of which this is numbered twenty-six.
'Jack the Giant Killer' fly is held in a sunken mount to the front pastedown. The fly was tied by Frankie McPhillips of Enniskillen, a renowned Irish fly-tyer, tied especially for this special edition. A note to the edition page states 'When the Rev. Henry Newland christened this Green Parson dressing he had no thought that 150 years later it would bring together an illustrious group of devotees of Irish Salmon Flies to ensure that an authentic representation could be tied'.
In the fine original cloth box, in a fine condition.
Illustrated with a facsimile colour frontispiece and title page, with an additional title page. Also illustrated with a folding map, one colour plate, five plates, and one in-text illustration.
'The Erne' was originally published by Chapman and Hall in 1851.
'The Erne' is a detailed important work on fly-fishing, focusing on the brilliant fishing source, the River Erne.
The River Erne is in the northwest of Ireland, and it the second longest river in Ulster, forming part of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Written by Henry Garrett Newland, an English cleric, a supporter of the Tractarian movement. He also wrote 'The Seasons of the Church', and 'Forest Scenes in Norway and Sweden'.
In the original publisher's morocco binding, in the original cloth box. Externally, fine. Box is in a fine condition. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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