(1940) 2011 1st edn thus. Coch-y-Bonddu Books. Machynlleth, Powys.
Pp226,240. Two hardback volumes together in a cloth bound slip case. Limited to 110 sets, signed & numbered by the publisher. Mint in dust-wrappers. Two volumes in slip-case.
Ferox and Char in the Lochs of Scotland. Part I, a scarce and collectable book on ferox trout and Arctic charr, was originally published in 1940. Its author died in 1942 and Part II never saw the light of day. Indeed, it was believed that he had never completed the second part. Now, thanks to the literary detective work of Professor Peter S. Maitland and Professor Colin E. Adams of the University of Glasgow, the 'lost' manuscript of Part II of R.P. Hardie's Ferox and Char (1940) has come to light. Coch-y-Bonddu Books are pleased to offer Parts I and II of Ferox and Char in the Lochs of Scotland together in one high-quality collector's edition. Anglers, fishing historians and fisheries scientists alike will be able to finally study the completed work of Hardie's life-long and happy obsession with the relationship of Ferox Trout and Arctic Char in the lochs of Scotland. Two volumes - both in dust-wrappers and together in one slip-case. Individual volumes may be available early in 2012.