THE BOOK OF THE DRY FLY. By George A.B. Dewar. With contributions by the  Marquis of Granby and J.E. Booth. First edition.

THE BOOK OF THE DRY FLY. By George A.B. Dewar. With contributions by the Marquis of Granby and J.E. Booth. First edition.

THE BOOK OF THE DRY FLY. By George A.B. Dewar. New edition, with  contributions by The Duke of Rutland and J.E. Booth.

THE BOOK OF THE DRY FLY. By George A.B. Dewar. New edition, with contributions by The Duke of Rutland and J.E. Booth.

OGDEN ON FLY TYING, ETC. [By James Ogden].

(1879) 1887 2nd edition. 12mo. Ppiv,iv,90. B/w frontispiece and 3 engraved plates. Publisher's green decorated cloth gilt.

First published in 1879, this book is a small milestone in the history of fly fishing, almost certainly produced by James Ogden himself. Ogden fished with his father in Derbyshire, later coming south to Cheltenham where he perfected a practical method of dry-fly fishing. In this trail-blazing book he proposes the separation between any-method fishing and fly fishing. The hub of this book is the description of Ogden's method with the floating fly, which he claims to have invented 40 years before his book was published. The plates are 1. Ogden's Improved Fly Vice, 2. the Peacock at Rowsley, 3. Cotton's Fishing House, and 4. Ogden's Folding Landing Net and Seat Basket.
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Book Code
3029
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Author Ogden (James). (1803-1880).
Book Code 3029
ISBN B0016MNFOO
Book Description Original cloth slightly faded and used. Very good.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1887
Publisher James Ogden, Cheltenham;
Place and Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London.