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A guide to the huge range of flies now being used by fly-fishers around the world, whether fishing for the traditional quarry of trout and salmon, or for bonefish and permit on tropical flats, or for striped and sea bass from Atlantic beaches, or for toothy predators in Amazonian tributaries, of for pike in northern lakes. Matt blue pictorial boards. Colour photos. ISBN: 9780007852932.
Green cloth with gilt titles; black, silver and gilt decorations. Pictures of flies internally have been hand coloured. Other b/w illustrations. 2" split to top of spine at rear edge; with fraying to cloth. Bumping and wear, with some chipping to cloth at edges. Front endpaper is nearly detached; rear endpaper IS detached, but loosely inserted. A few marks to margins. A reading copy. 12 coloured plates are present and correct.
A HISTORY OF THE SALMON AND TROUT ASSOCIATION 1903 - 2003
Written by Penelope Turing; Christopher Poupard.
Stock no. 2130324
Published by The Salmon And Trout Association. 2003. Slightly better than very good condition.
Dark blue cloth with gilt titles; blind decoration to front cover. Limited edition to 175 cloth copies. B/w photos. This is the Binders File Copy - so NOT numbered. A few light marks to covers.
Oblong format. A beautiful book that will delight any fisherman, whether sitting in comfort at home, or waiting by his favourite pool. Using a wealth of illustrations from original sources, it evokes the timeless pleasures of fishing, reminding us that for centuries this has been one of man's favourite sports. Glazed pictorial boards. Brown marbled endpapers, text block & margins. Colour and brown & white illustrations. ISBN: 9780753708422.
ATLANTIC SALMON: AN ILLUSTRATED NATURAL HISTORY
Written by Malcolm Greenhalgh. Illustrated by Rod Sutterby.
Stock no. 1815734
Published by Merlin Unwin Books. 1st 2005. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
A clear and authoritative account of the salmon's extraordinary life-cycle. Beautiful colour illustrations throughout. Large oblong format. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 1873674732. Light rubbing to tail of spine. Signature to title page... unreadable. Contents fine. White pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
Limited edition of 1500 copies. Large oblong format. Half cream morocco, green cloth with gilt vignette of salmon to front. Colour illustrations. Top edge gilt. ISBN: 0904475166. Covers slightly grubby. Personal bookplate to front endpaper tipped in. Endpapers are scuffed. Minor foxing to text block. Contents clean. Slip case NOT present.
This is primarily a book on angling and its 'Thinking' is incidental and secondary. The 'Fishing' described is angling for Salmon, sea-trout, and brown trout on the streams and rivers, tarns and large lakes of Ireland. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w chapter headers. Light fading to bottom edge of front board. Name in ink to front endpaper. Contents otherwise clean. Grey dustwrapper is edge-worn with a few small closed tears, a little browned and grubby.
The Greased Line on Dee, Don and Earn. Grey cloth, Title on spine. 98 pages including index. Number of b/w diagrams throughout. B/w photograph of author. 7.5 x 5 inches. Light fading to top of spine, couple of minor water marks to boards. Names in ink to front endpapers. Endpapers are browned. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge-chipped with a little loss.
Green leather spine with gilt title. Beige cloth covers. Large format. Colour photos by John Clayton. Limited to 300 copies. ISBN: 0877018006. SIGNED by author and photographer to special page to prelims. This is Copy no. 181 of 300. Contained in original slip-case in better than very good condition, but does have some foxing to spine and edges next to spine.
American Edition. New Naturalist Monograph no. 16. 27 b/w plates. 24 diagrams. A study of the salmon's life stages. Detailed sections on spawning and homing, and a most interesting conclusion by the eminent author that salmon do not feed in fresh water. This raises an interesting question for those who indulge in fly-fishing! This book beautifully describes the strange and mysterious life history of the salmon. Some spotting to covers. Pale foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Previous owners bookplate stuck to front pastedown. Wrapper is unevenly browned.
LIFE HISTORY AND HABITS OF THE SALMON, SEA-TROUT, TROUT AND OTHER FRESHWATER FISH
Written by P.D. Malloch.
Stock no. 2112420
Published by Adam & Charles Black. 1st 1910. Very good condition.
Large format. Grey cloth, gilt titles. B/w photo onlays to front cover. B/w photos. 264 pages. Spine is very browned, with some bumping. Corners are bumped and worn. Couple of tiny nicks to cover edges. Grubby marks to rear cover. Name and date in ink to front endpaper. Foxing and some grubby marks to outer page edges.
Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. xi and 143 pages. Front board badly dampstained. Front endpaper missing. Name & address to endpapers. A few grubby marks to contents. One or two hinges pulled. A good working copy.