New York: Forest and Stream Publishing Co, 1891.
Second edition. 2 plates with 37 mounted pieces of fly-tying materials. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed by the author with a manuscript poem. Original gilt pictorial mustard cloth stamped in black and gold, bevelled edges. Bookplate of A. F. Gotthold. Extremities a bit rubbed, title page with paper repair along gutter. Very good (plates and materials fine). Bruns K 9 (never having examined a copy of the first ed.). Item #316100
One of the earliest American books with fly tying materials, popular enough that it went into a second edition.
Inscribed by the author on the first blank, "Charles Barker Bradford April 27, 1891." With a dedicatory poem in twelve lines in the author's fine hand, beginning, "If one sad thought this book dispell, ... the writer is rewarded well, ... And when the creel hangs laden deep, As through the gloaming home you wend ... Think only of one who sent you this, To aid such halcyon sport to gain ... John Harrington Keene"
Price: $800.00 Free International Delivery