WHERE TO FISH IN NORWAY.

WHERE TO FISH IN NORWAY.

BIBLIOTHECA SALMO SALAR: A SELECTION OF RARE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, JOURNALS,  DIARIES, PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS and EPHEMERA ON THE SUBJECT OF ATLANTIC SALMON  FISHING. From the collection of Charles B. Wood III. De luxe edition.

BIBLIOTHECA SALMO SALAR: A SELECTION OF RARE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, JOURNALS, DIARIES, PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS and EPHEMERA ON THE SUBJECT OF ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING. From the collection of Charles B. Wood III. De luxe edition.

THE ART OF THE ATLANTIC SALMON FLY. By J.D. Bates. Line drawings and frontispiece by Henry McDaniel. Limited edition.

(1987) 1990 1st UK edition. Large 4to (220 x 285mm). Pp232. 25 colour plates, 23 of them of flies and 2 of them after paintings by Henry McDaniel, photographs, illustrations, bibliography. Blue boards, spine titled in gilt.

"Starting with the earliest examples described by the apocryphal Dame Juliana Berners in 1496, the author proceeds to describe salmon flies through all their major incarnations including the colourful and ornate Victorian patterns of the last century, and closes with the sparser designs of modern times. In preparing this complete history, the author has assembled a vast amount of information, systematically clarifying obscure references in books and journals and interviewing experts from around the globe to record methods and patterns that could well become forgotten. Colonel Bates even provides detailed dressing instructions for more than 75 patterns of historical importance... Supporting the author's classic text are some three hundred detailed and often specially tied patterns assembled from the author's renowned personal collection. These historic flies, arranged chronologically, have been reproduced in meticulously printed colour on twenty-three full-page plates... There are also numerous illustrations depicting title pages and textual details from rare books contributing to the history of the salmon fly"*. This copy, despite being in rather used condition, is number four of a limtied edition of one hundred copies issued with a mounted classic salmon fly (Blacker's No. 13 - The Ballyshannon) tied by Brian Guido Fabbeni. The mounted fly has been tipped-on to the half-title page, a former owner has placed his angling bookplate just below on the same page. Tipped-on to the front end-paper is a signed letter from Fabbeni to a former owner (Stuart) printed on Fabbeni's headed note-paper and explaining the reason for the publisher issuing this limited edition. Also, loosely laid in, is a facsimile of an article by Joseph D. Bates, Jr. titled Ancient French Polish Method Mends Split Jungle Cock Eyes. The article is from Fly Tyer magazine and was probably originally published during 1984.
£200.00
Availability: In stock
Book Code
46556
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Author Bates (Joseph D., Jr.).
Book Code 46556
ISBN 1853101540 / 1853101540
Book Description Spotting to edges. Good-plus in frayed, price-clipped dust-wrapper BUT number 4 of a limited edition with real classic salmon fly tipped-in*. This copy, despite being in rather used condition, is number four of a limited edition of one hundred copies
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1990
Publisher Swan Hill Press.
Place Shrewsbury, Shropshire.