1963 1st edition. 4to (190 x 252mm). Pp496. Colour plates of flies, b/w photographs, scraperboard illustrations by David Carl Forbes. Red pebbled cloth, spine titled in gilt.
A comprehensive angling encyclopaedia lifted by the scraperboard illustrations by David Carl Forbes. Edited and compiled by A. Norman Marston, publisher of the Fishing Gazette & Sea Angler. Scraperboard illustrations by David Carl Forbes. Part One consists of 29 articles by Hori Ballard, C. Carson, Peter Tombleson, Eric Horsfall Turner, Kenneth Dawson, John Veniard, F.S. Russell, W.F. Hardy, J.S. Alabaster, H. Llewellyn Jones, Lancelot R. Peart, J.S. Barclay and J.W. Jones. Part Two is an A to Z of fishing locations in Great Britain and Ireland. The editor, Norman Marston, was owner and editor of The Fishing Gazette from 1962 until publication ceased in 1966. His Grandfather, R.B. Marston, had edited the paper between the years of 1878 and 1927.