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Mayflies of the Driftless Region [Deluxe Edition]
Midnight Paper Sales, Stockholm, WI 2005 - Hardcover. Number 8 of 50 copies of the deluxe edition, signed by the author. There were also 300 copies issued in the standard edition and 50 copies issued unbound. Includes thirteen entomological identifications of mayfly specimens. For three years fly fisherman (and artist) Gaylord Schanilec became entranced by the mayflies he found fluttering about his favorite fishing spots lining the Mississippi River. He collected countless specimens, which he examined under his microscope and sent to entomologist Clarke Garry for identification. According to the author "to be included in this book, a mayfly had to be of importance to fly fishers - and I also had to catch one." Each specimen is illustrated with a color wood engraving and described with a scientific and at times poetic set of key characteristics. This deluxe edition is housed in a slipcase with a glass window at the top revealing eight fly fishing flies hand tied by David Lucca. The book is accompanied by a portfolio which contains seven proof sheets and an extra suite of the 13 engravings, each titled and signed. It is bound in full brown leather with a gilt fly on the spine, and the portfolio is bound with leather spine and green paper boards. The wood engravings in the book are printed on Gampi Torinoko paper. The type was composed by hand in Bembo Monotype. The slipcase is edged in matching leather with panels covered in green paper; the glass window is held into place with wood and the base is also wood. Winner of a Judges Choice Award at the 2005 Oxford Fine Press Bookfair and of the Carl Hertzog Award for 'excellence in book design'. The vast majority of the 50 deluxe copies have entered institutional collections, with what appears to be fewer than 20 copies in private collections. 88 pages. We are offering this set with an additional suite of progressive proofs which are housed in a blue cloth slipcase. Number 12 of 13 copies, signed by the illustrator. The proofs show the separate layers of color that were printed on top of each other to form each finished illustration. Progressive proofs for all 13 illustrations are included. [Approximately 50 loose sheets.]. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA]
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