One of 50 Copies

A History of Fly Fishing for Trout.

London: Philip Allan & Co, 1921.

Price: $1,250.00


About the item

First edition, one of 50 large paper copies on hand-made paper, signed by the author. Title page printed in red and black, ornamental headpieces and initials throughout. [viii], 244 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 50 Copies. Tan cloth spine titled in gilt with pale blue boards, fore and bottom edges uncut. Very good (boards toned, corners bumped). Contemporary gift inscription: To Lady Elopest Campbell with Geo. H. Cox's best wishes Xmas 1924." Hampton, Modern Angling Bibliography, p. 50; Robb, Notable Angling Literature, pp. 130-5 (“sets a high standard and one can refer to him with confidence”).

Item #322722

The first book to trace the history of fly fishing from its very beginning, with chapters on Early Sporting Literature, Early Fly Fishing in France, and identifying all the artificial flies mentioned by early writers. With a useful bibliography.

An important book.