MY LIFE AS AN ANGLER. By William Henderson. Flyfisher's Classic Library edition.

MY LIFE AS AN ANGLER. By William Henderson. Flyfisher's Classic Library edition.
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Author Henderson (William). (1813-1891).
Book Code 7628
ISBN B001AVWV46
Book Description Fine copy in slip-case. Edition limited to 750 numbered copies.

(1876) 2001 new edition. 8vo (160 x 240mm). Ppxxvi,312,ad. Sepia photograph frontispiece, 12 woodcuts by Edmund Evans. Full bonded leather gilt, silk marker.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 2001
Publisher The Flyfisher's Classic Library.
Place Moretonhampstead, Devon.
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We have received many requests for this classic Victorian memoir. Originally published for a private circulation in 1876 and reprinted in a trade edition in 1879, William Henderson's book is a richly entertaining account of fishing adventures, mostly in the North (the author was a carpet manufacturer from Durham) on such rivers as the Wear, Coquet and Tweed. Henderson knew some legendary fly-tyer's of the time, including John Younger, the St Boswells shoemaker and author, James Wright of Sprouston (to whom we owe the "Greenwell's Glory" among other historic patterns), and Percival S. Wilkinson, whose famous salmon fly was regarded for years as the essential Tweed medicine. Introduction by John Austin.

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