TROUT FISHING. By W. Earl Hodgson.
(1904) 1930 3rd edition reprint. 8vo (145 x 200mm). Ppxxiv,328. Colour frontispiece by H.L. Rolfe, colour plates of trout flies at rear. Light teal cloth, spine and upper board titled and printed with facsimile in colours of a model book of flies, for stream and lake, arranged according to the months in which the lures are appropriate". An attractive A and C Black colour plate book. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, "Trout And A Salmon," by H.L.Rolfe, 6 colour plates of trout flies, captioned on tissue-guards". The flies presented in this volume were reproduced direct at the Menpes Press under the supervision of Mr. Mortimor Menpes". There were minor changes incorporated to the 3rd edition (1908), introducing a new frontispiece, a new Preface, and some of W.C. Stewart's flies were then incorporated into the book of flies". The interest of a work on angling may safely be said to be in direct ratioto the boldness and originality with which the author attacks and discussesdebatable points..Tried by this test, 'Trout Fishing,' fresh and stimulating and full of matter as an egg is of meat, must be pronounced oneof the most interesting works on angling...All is written in a masterly style, always pleasant and genial..He casts his wet flies and his fancies with charming literary skill...The coloured illustrations of trout flies for lake and stream are beyond comparison the most artistic and life-like reproductions that have ever appeared in print". (The Fishing Gazette).
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|Author||Hodgson (William Earl). (Died 1910).|
|Book Description||Rather used. Good.|
|Publisher||A and C Black.|