A Quaint Treatise on "Flees, and the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making," By an Old Man Well Known on the Derbyshire Streams as a First-Class Fly-Fisher a Century Ago. Printed from an Old Ms. Never Before Published, the Original Spelling and Language Being Retained, with Editorial Notes and Patterns of Flies, and Samples of the Materials for Making Each Fly.

London: John B. Day, 1875.

First edition. 2 chromolithographic plates from a watercolor by James Poole. 22 sunken mounts with specimens of flies and fly tying material. 1 vols. 4to. Original green cloth, elaborately decorated gilt spine and upper cover with gilt titles, black stamped borders and decorations & gilt vignette fish and fly pictorial decorations, bevelled boards, a.e.g Westwood & Satchell, p.3; Heckscher 18. Item #323930

The very rare 1875 imprint; almost all copies bear an 1876 imprint. With numerous specimens of flies and fly-making materials in 22 sunken mounts.

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