Although it states that the edition is limited to 125 numbered copies, this copy is an out-of-series copy and is not numbered. It is initialled by Justin Knowles, the publisher and author of the Publisher's Note. Previously unpublished in book form, this text with 17 instructional line drawings, formed a series of articles in The Fishing Gazette of 1890. This new edition incorporates new line drawings, improved from the originals, by Robin Armstrong, and includes an Appendix listing the feather materials stated in the text with their full English and Latin names. Distinguished Norwegian fly-dresser, Frank Myhre Hansen considers both Malloch and the text to be important: "It strikes me at once that it is written by a professional dresser; there is no hesitation in any of his statements on materials and techniques..." Malloch of Perth was a renowned tackle dealer and author of "The Life History and Habits of the Salmon, Sea-Trout, Trout and other Freshwater Fish," 1910. However, these earlier writings are undoubtedly more significant for the fly dresser.