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Blacker, W[illiam]
W. Blacker's Art of Angling and Complete System of Fly Making, and Dying of Colours . Shewing the Different Processes of the fly before it is finished, giving the Angler a perfect knowledge of every thing requisite to Complete him in this Noble Art
Published by the Author, London, 1842. First edition. Illustrated with plates. Frontispiece of nine flies and a "picker", engraved title, plate titled "Fly Fishing". Pp. [i, contents], [ii, blank]; 1-38. 1 vols. 16mo (5-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches). Heckscher Copy. Heckscher copy of the rare first edition with 38 pages. Later editions of this widely reprinted work were expanded to 48 and subsequently 130 pp. See Westwood & Satchell pp. 32-3; Gee, Sportsman's Library, p. 86; BL shelfmark 785.d.34 Purple embossed contemporary morocco, a.e.g. Some browning at edges of plates, minor rubbing to extremities. Both Heckscher bookplates. Bookplate of George Heir. Very good. Custom red morocco backed slipcase and matching cloth chemise Illustrated with plates. Frontispiece of nine flies and a "picker", engraved title, plate titled "Fly Fishing". Pp. [i, contents], [ii, blank]; 1-38. 1 vols. 16mo (5-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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