Item #316168 The Fly Leaf. Verschoyle P. Cronyn.
The Fly Leaf


The Fly Leaf.

London, Canada: June 1968.

Private edition (i.e., second edition). 30 pp. With printed Note tipped in at p. 28. 1 vols. 8vo. RARE. Stiff card covers printed in black. Fine Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 73 (for 1959 ed.); not in Bruns. OCLC: 15769345. Item #316168

A rare privately printed Canadian salmon title.
“The author was the Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario … he fished the Restigouche and it is probably that river he refers to in The Fly Leaf. … This little book is rare, charming, and very appealing” — Biobliotheca Samo Salar.

The first edition was printed in 1959 in slightly larger format. Cronyn is quoted in Maclean's (June 1, 1968), discussing his plans to publish this private edition: "It's dreadfully boring," says Cronyn, "-except for the man who wants to learn to cast a fly."

OCLC locates five copies (four in Canada and one at the University of New Hampshire).

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