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Fly Fishing.
Ashburton: The Flyfisher's Classic Library. 1997. 8vo. Publisher's brown leather with gilt motif to upper board, gilt lettering and raised bands to spine ,bevelled edges, all edges gilt, in brown cloth solander box; pp. xii + [4] + 314, 4 plates from drawings by Jessie MacGregor, 1 plate from a drawing by William Hyde, 2 coloured plates of flies, head- and tail-pieces by Arthur Rackham, text engravings by Eric Fitch Daglish, with 'Torrish fly' dressed by Steen Ørvad Jensen in recessed oval mount to front pastedown; fine. No. 11 of limited deluxe edition of 50. A fishing classic, first published in the 'Haddon Hall Library' series in 1899. This edition includes two extra chapters from the 1930 edition. "Some consider Fly Fishing (1899) to be the best fishing book ever written... Grey places fishing for sea trout on a pinnacle, and describes the greatness of salmon fishing. On trout, he was the first writer of importance on the dry?fly who really knew what the wet?fly meant... His prose is clear and vigorous - the book is a literary achievement of high order" (publisher's blurb)..
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