THE WAY OF A MAN WITH A NYMPH: THE NYMPH DRESSINGS OF G.E.M. SKUES.

THE WAY OF A MAN WITH A NYMPH: THE NYMPH DRESSINGS OF G.E.M. SKUES.
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Author Skues (G.E.M.), Hayter (Tony), Overfield (Donald), Benn (Timothy), Robson (Kenneth).
Book Code 19356
ISBN B002C7R8ZO
Book Description Fine unread copy.

(2005) 2007 1st edition thus. Pp100. Edition limited to 80 copies, each with a numbered bookplate. Plain blue buckram gilt, silk marker.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 2007
Publisher Creel Press/FFCL.
Place Elstead & Moretonhampstead.
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This small book was truly a co-operative effort. Begun by Donald Overfield and Timothy Benn, the publisher, it was shelved on Overfield's death, then later completed by Benn and Tony Hayter. The book contains three pieces: i. An extended essay by Tony Hayter entitled G.E.M. Skues and the Nymph; ii. An excerpt from The Flyfishers' Journal describing a Flyfisher's Club debate of 1938 on nymph fishing in chalkstreams; iii. Skues' Nymphs and other Fly Dressings, excerpted from Overfield's The Way of a Man with aTrout. Timothy Benn provides introductory remarks and Kenneth Robson the preface. The book was edited by Jonathan Newdick, while Terry Griffiths contributed an appreciation of Jim Nice - who tied the flies for the book's de luxe edition - to the Flies volume. This appreciation, however, is not reproduced here. In his introductory remarks, Benn refers to "the author and I...", but is not explicit who he means. It seems probable that Hayter is intended, and that the Debate and Nymphs sections were meant as appendices to Hayter's 28-page essay. The legal declaration on the title-page verso gives Hayter, Robson and Griffiths jointly as authors, despite Griffiths' work not appearing and Robson's being merely a brief preface. This edition is taken from an 80-copy overprint of bookblocks for the original leather limited edition, numbered independently and bound simply in plain blue buckram.

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