MY LIFE AS AN ANGLER. By William Henderson. (1880).

MY LIFE AS AN ANGLER. By William Henderson. (1880).

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Author Henderson (William). (1813-1891).
Book Code 6865
Book Description A stained, used and worn working copy with Flyfishers' Club bookplate. Presentation inscription to the FFC dated 1885.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1880
Publisher William Satchell.
Place London.
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(1876) 1880 new edition. Small 8vo (130 x 203mm). Ppxiv,349 + ii pp ads. B/w "Woodbury portrait" photograph frontispiece, 12 woodcuts by Edmund Evans. Binding C. A later issue in a more ornate binding (the same as that of the 1879 edition, but in a smaller format) - dark green cloth titled in gilt on spine and upper board, ornately decorated with gilt spine vignette and upper board design of fish and line; heavy boards and bevelled edges. This 3rd version has just on leaf (2pp) of ads for Satchell's book.

"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-tyers 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." (Flyfisher's Classic Library catalogue 2003).