(1968/9) 2004 1st edition thus. 8vo (168 x 248mm). Ppix,159,250,ad. Colour and b/w photographs, new introduction by Eddie Young. Fully bound in dark green bonded leather with gilt motif to upper board and gilt spine titles, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt. Edition limited to 150 numbered copies.
Irish and Hebridean salmon and sea-trout fishing. "This Flyfisher's Classic Library edition of two of Spencer's most enjoyable books is a tribute to his still-growing reputation as a writer and angler, especially among those who fish in Ireland and the Western Isles of Scotland." (Introduction, The Sidney Spencer Omnibus, Eddie Young). "Mr Spencer has fished so widely, so steadily, so thoughtfully; he has within his record the solving and explanation of so many of the day-to-day problems of individual fish, that the teaching of the book has a penetrative authenticity. And, as I expected, that authenticity is intensified by his retention of atmosphere, his conveying the feeling of each day and place. I can feel the soft scrunch of the heather, smell it and the rivery earth in the summer sun of sea-trout and salmon time....This a a satisfying and lingering book for fishers of sea-trout and salmon. I anticipate re-reading when next good fortune takes me to such places as have served him so well." (Bernard Venables in the Foreword to Newly From The Sea). Limited to just 150 individually numbered copies, this FFCL edition is long out-of-print and has become highly sought after.