Bound in original quarter cloth, gilt, over cloth boards, with gilt blocks, in price clipped pictorial dust wrapper, with pasted in colour prints on front board and spine, with edge wear including loss at head and of spine, which is darkened and stained. A little wear to extremities, some stains on edges of front boards and occasional light foxing, largely confined to fore edge; otherwise a very good copy. 1945 pasted in inscription on first free endpaper and bookplate.
Seeley Service and Co. Limited.,
By eric taverner, with contributions by g.m.l. la branche, eric parker,w. j. m. menzies, j. a. rennie, a. h. e. wood, wyndham forbes, thomas rook and alban bacon, barrister-at-law. with three hundred and seven illustrations.
(the lonsdale library. volume x).
Large 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 472 pp.
Illustrated by 111 plates, including colour frontispiece, with key, and two in colour, on 68 pages of plates and by 214 text figures. Map endpapers.
An early edition of this extensively illustrated volume in the Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games and Pastimes, series edited by the Earl of Lonsdale and Eric Parker, also the editor for this volume. Eric Parker (1870-1955) was Editor-in-Chief of The Field and a writer on sport, topography and natural history. A comprehensive guide to salmon fishing, including its life history and the manufacture and use of artificial flies. An edition, including actual examples of artificial flies, was first published in 1931.
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