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BERGMAN, Ray.
Trout. Fly Plates in Full Color Painted by Dr. Edgar Burke, Photographs of Fly Tying by Charles S. Krug, Also Many Diagrams in Line by Ivin Sickles.
Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1938. Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company,, 1938. The all-time best seller of American angling books Large octavo. Publisher's brown morocco, titles to spine in gilt, pictorial design of a trout being caught on a line within double rule frame in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the publisher's numbered slipcase. Portrait frontispiece, 16 colour plates of flies, 4 leaves of photographic illustrations, and numerous in-text line-drawing illustrations. Spine a little sunned, an otherwise fine and unmarked copy. First edition, number 112 of a total edition of 149 copies specially made for and signed by the author on the limitation page. Ray Bergman (1891-1967) was fishing editor of Outdoor Life magazine and has been described as "without doubt one of the most influential fly fishermen of his time... [whose] influence on many fly tiers is unquestioned... Bergman's works have not been forgotten and still serve as valuable resources for fly tiers" (Valla, pp. 77-81). Trout is considered "the all-time best seller of American angling books" (Francis). Austin M. Francis, Catskill Rivers: Birthplace of American Fly Fishing, Skyhorse Publishing (1983); Mike Valla, The Founding Flies: 43 American Masters, Their Patterns and Influences, Stackpole Books (2013).
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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