W. Blacker’s Art of Angling and Complete System of Fly Making, and Dying of Colours … Shewing the Different Processes of the fly before it is finished, giving the Angler a perfect knowledge of every thing requisite to Complete him in this Noble Art. Blacker, illiam.
W. Blacker’s Art of Angling and Complete System of Fly Making, and Dying of Colours … Shewing the Different Processes of the fly before it is finished, giving the Angler a perfect knowledge of every thing requisite to Complete him in this Noble Art
W. Blacker’s Art of Angling and Complete System of Fly Making, and Dying of Colours … Shewing the Different Processes of the fly before it is finished, giving the Angler a perfect knowledge of every thing requisite to Complete him in this Noble Art

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W. Blacker’s Art of Angling and Complete System of Fly Making, and Dying of Colours … Shewing the Different Processes of the fly before it is finished, giving the Angler a perfect knowledge of every thing requisite to Complete him in this Noble Art.

London: Published by the Author, March 1842.

First edition. Illustrated with plates. Frontispiece of nine flies and a “picker”, engraved title, plate titled “Fly Fishing”. Pp. [i, contents], [ii, blank]; 1-38. 1 vols. 16mo (5-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches). Heckscher Copy. Purple embossed contemporary morocco, a.e.g. Some browning at edges of plates, minor rubbing to extremities. Both Heckscher bookplates. Bookplate of George Heir. Very good. Custom red morocco backed slipcase and matching cloth chemise See Westwood & Satchell pp. 32-3; Gee, Sportsman's Library, p. 86; BL shelfmark 785.d.34. Item #312787

Heckscher copy of the rare first edition with 38 pages. Later editions of this widely reprinted work were expanded to 48 and subsequently 130 pp.

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